Incorporating tacit knowledge of experts in the assessment of shelters under disaster

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During disasters, prompt assessment of evacuation centres and appropriate measures taken based on the assessment are important for protecting local residents' lives and health. To clarify experts' tacit knowledge for improving the management of shelters under disaster, we conducted a questionnaire survey of specialists in disaster management to examine the assessment items to which they accorded top priority. Our results suggest that specialists give highest priority to the number of evacuees, followed by infrastructure and need for medical intervention. Identifying their common views on priorities can be the first step towards taking standard appropriate measures in evacuation centres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Personalized Health and Medicine - Proceedings of MIE 2020
EditorsLouise B. Pape-Haugaard, Christian Lovis, Inge Cort Madsen, Patrick Weber, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Philip Scott
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680828
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 16
Event30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2020 Apr 282020 May 1

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020


  • Disaster management
  • Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Shelter


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