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khorasani-Zavareh D, Nouri F, Sadeghi-Bazargani H. Letter to the Editor: Application of Haddon Matrix in Disaster Management: A New Window in Disaster Mitigation Risk. HDQ. 2018; 4 (1) :3-4
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1- Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Health in Emergencies and Disasters, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , f_nouri85@yahoo.com
3- Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Abstract:   (109 Views)
In recent years, disaster management has been the focus of attention since disasters have been associated with huge destructions and consequences. Basically, disaster management techniques aim at the prevention and mitigation works as well as promotion of resilience.
Haddon’s matrix was proposed as a conceptual model to understand the event and provide preventive measures in the field of injury prevention. This matrix is a combination of epidemiological triangle, including host, agent, and environmental factors at three levels of prevention, including pre-event, event, and post-event. In spite of frequent application of Haddon’s strategies in prevention of various injuries; hitherto, application of Haddon matrix in disaster management has been rarely investigated. However, its potential capability for managing disasters calls for its further introduction which is the main focus of our study.
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Type of Study: Editorial | Subject: Special
Accepted: 2018/12/6 | Published: 2018/10/1

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