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11 Aug 2016 description

AUTHORS
Eugenia E. Lee
Barclay Stewart
Yuanting A. Zha
Thomas A. Groen
Frederick M. Burkle Jr.
Adam L. Kushner

ABSTRACT
Background: Climate extremes will increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters worldwide. Climate-related natural disasters were anticipated to affect 375 million people in 2015, more than 50% greater than the yearly average in the previous decade. To inform surgical assistance preparedness, we estimated the number of surgical procedures needed.