|Authors||Kohl PA, O'Rourke AP, Schmidman DL, Dopkin WA, Birnbaum ML|
|Journal||Prehosp Disaster Med Volume: 20 Issue: 6 Pages: 355-63|
|Publish Date||2005 Nov-Dec|
The Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and subsequent Asian Tsunami of 26 December 2004 affected multiple countries in the Indian Ocean and beyond, creating disasters of a scale unprecedented in recorded history. Using the Conceptual Framework and terminology described in the Disaster Health Management: Guidelines for Evaluation and Research in the Utstein Style, the hazard, events, and damage associated with the Earthquake and Tsunami are described. Many gaps in the available information regarding this event are present. Standardized indicators and reporting criteria are necessary for research on future disasters and the development of best practice standards internationally.