multiple casualty incident


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incident

 [in´sĭ-dent]
1. an unusual or noteworthy occurrence.
2. impinging upon, as incident radiation.
mass casualty incident a catastrophic event in which there are over 100 casualties; see table at disaster.
multiple casualty incident a catastrophic event that results in 10 to 100 casualties; see table at disaster.
multiple patient incident a catastrophic event that results in less than 10 casualties; see table at disaster.

multiple casualty incident

Abbreviation: MCI
Medical or traumatic emergencies that involve more than one patient (e.g., in automobile or plane crashes, bombings, fires, hazardous materials spills, or acts of terrorism).
See also: incident
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