A field hospital is a large mobile medical unit that temporarily takes care of casualties on-site before they can be safely transported to more permanent hospital facilities. The concept was inherited from the battlefield (such urban environment, the field hospital is often established in an easily accessible and highly visible building (e.g. restaurant, school, etc.). In case of an airborne structure, the mobile medical kit is often placed in normalized container; the container itself is then used as shelter.
Field hospitals were originally called ambulances.
Diagnostic medical auxiliary equipment in a field hospital: Experience from the Israeli delegation to the site of the Turkish earthquake at Adapazari
Jul 01, 2001; An earthquake striking a highly populated area is likely to cause a mass casualty situation for even the most advanced trauma...