Investigation on the mobility of patients and disaster management capability in hospital wards

Tetsuya Takagi, Shin'Ichi Tsuchiya, Yuji Hasemi

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Mobility of the patients and number of ward staff available for disaster management in hospital ward are investigated in a large comprehensive hospital in Tokyo consisting of 1020 beds using the physical records of respective patients. The mobility ratios show high daily fluctuation, weak seasonal change and strong dependence on medical departments. Most of patients in pediatrics system, psychiatry, and cranial nerve need assisted evacuation at the event of fire. The investigation has revealed restriction of the number of ward staff at night, which may need extensive reorganization of emergency management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-604
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1



  • Aided evacuation
  • Disaster management
  • Hospital ward
  • Mobility of patient
  • Questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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