Accession Number : ADA294141

Title :   United States Military Health Care Operations in Multinational Missions.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Newcomb, Everett W., III

PDF Url : ADA294141

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : For over 200 years, the United States military medical system has provided needed health care to the sick and injured soldiers, sailors and airmen of this nation on battlefields around the world. While the United States has taken part in alliances throughout its history, in more recent times it has become involved in multinational operations which have included both allied and coalition partners. The U.S. military health care system has been called upon to care for not only the U.S. participants but also in some cases for the non-American participants as well. A new type of health care mission emerged, however, with the deployment of the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) to Zagreb, Croatia in October 1992 in support of the United Nations mission in the former Yugoslavia. Here the 212th MASH was virtually the entire U.S. contingent and provided health care support to over 25,000 personnel from 34 different nations. At the time of the deployment, there was very little doctrinal guidance to support health care operations of this type. Issues such as tailoring the hospital for the mission, unique demands required for participation in UN operations, the development and evaluation of host nation capabilities for assistance, medical evacuation requirements not found in U.S. operations, press relations and a host of other demands required unique, nondoctrinal solutions.

Descriptors :   *MISSIONS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, REQUIREMENTS, DEPLOYMENT, NATIONS, UNITED STATES, ARMY PERSONNEL, NAVAL PERSONNEL, HEALTH, DISEASES, TIME, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, HOSPITALS, UNITED NATIONS, YUGOSLAVIA, MEDICAL EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research

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