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Role of a field hospital in COVID-19 pandemic

Lukasz Szarpak123, Michal Pruc3, Klaudiusz Nadolny4, Jacek Smereka35, Jerzy Robert Ladny36
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0046
Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):221-223.


  1. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medical Academy in Warsaw, Poland
  2. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Bialystok Oncology Centre, Bialystok, Poland
  3. Polish Society of Disaster Medicine, Warsaw, Poland
  4. Department of Emergency Medical Service, Higher School of Strategic Planning in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
  5. Department of Emergency Medical Service, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
  6. Clinic of Emergency Medicine and Disaster, Medical University Bialystok, Poland

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SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, pandemic, field hospital, mobile hospital, medical treatment, organization

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Role of a field hospital in COVID-19 pandemic


Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal


Vol 5, No 4 (2020)



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Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):221-223.


field hospital
mobile hospital
medical treatment


Lukasz Szarpak
Michal Pruc
Klaudiusz Nadolny
Jacek Smereka
Jerzy Robert Ladny

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