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The depiction of major disasters in emergency department-associated medical television shows

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      • Medical television shows may over-exaggerate disaster scenarios.
      • Six ED-associated medical television shows were selected for analysis.
      • The most common disaster type depicted was external, man-made disasters.
      • Average mortality rate was 13.6% for all victims and 15.4% for depicted patients.
      • The weighted mortality rate of 10 major U.S. disasters 2014–2018 was 0.14%.

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