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Table 2 Comparison of health services between disaster relief and peace/war time

From: Organization and implementation of mass medical rescue after an earthquake

Item Medical support in disaster relief Peace-time health service War-time health service
Military background Emergent state of peace time Routine state of peace-time At war
Environment condition Location of event Location of training and daily activity Battle field
Functions Fighting team, supporting team Supporting team Supporting team
Organizing and commanding Military/local government/military and civil combination/United Nations Military Military
Health service forces Mainly with mobile health service forces Scaled and local health service forces Mainly with mobile health service forces
Medical evacuation On-location first aid, treatment at early stage, specialized treatment Medical evacuation Battlefield first aid, emergent treatment, early stage treatment, specialized treatment