Accession Number : ADA291538

Title :   Using the SHIPCAS Projection System to Simulate Casualty and Illness Rates Among Forces Afloat.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Odowick, Michael S. ; Blood, Christopher G.

PDF Url : ADA291538

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A shipboard casualty projection system (SHIPCAS) has been developed. This paper provides the statistical foundation of SHIPCAS and a guide to use of the projection system. Casualty data were extracted from eighty U.S. naval operations during World War II. The statistical distributions of hit rates, WIA, KIA, and DNBI incidence were analyzed by battle intensity, weapon system, and ship type; this data provides the basis for ship hit and casualty incidence projections. The SHIPCAS shipboard casualty projection system simulates casualty and illness rates under user defined naval scenarios. Output of the simulated data reflects the salient characteristics of the empirical data.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *CASUALTIES, *BATTLESHIPS, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, WARFARE, GLOBAL, SHIPS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, NAVY, STATISTICS, INTENSITY, RATES, ILLNESS, SHIPBOARD, NAVAL OPERATIONS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PATIENTS, MEDICAL SERVICES, BATTLES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE