Accession Number : ADA298085

Title :   An Analysis of Shipboard Casualty Incidence During Naval Combat Operations.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Blood, C. G. ; Jolly, R. T. ; Odowick, M. S.

PDF Url : ADA298085

Report Date : 16 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Medical resource planning for military operations requires estimates of the casualties likely to be sustained by both shipboard forces and ground troops. These casualty projections are required input to models1,2 which forecast the beds, medical equipment, supplies, and health care personnel needed to support the operation. Though much of the previous work in casualty forecasting has focused on projections among land forces,3,4,S it is equally important that medical planners prepare for casualties that may occur among forces afloat. Given that shipboard casualties may require transfer to medical facilities farther away and across a more environmentally hostile topography than that required for land- based casualties, evacuation and treatment conceivably poses greater logistical problems for maritime forces than their ground-based counterparts.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *CASUALTIES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, WARFARE, INFANTRY, HEALTH, FACILITIES, FORECASTING, ESTIMATES, MEDICINE, PLANNING, SHIPBOARD, RESOURCES, TRANSFER, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE