Accession Number : ADA323405

Title :   MEDTAG: An Evaluation of Three Data Input Methods for Battlefield Medical Documentation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Konoske, Paula J. ; Fitzgerald, Richard B. ; Emens-Hesslink, Kristee E. ; Reed, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA323405

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Historically, the Field Medical Card (FMC) has been used to provide the clinical documentation that moves with a casualty during evacuation. The Department of Defense (DoD) Medical Readiness Strategic Plan (MRSP), promulgated in February 1988, determined that the FMC was deficient, and a quad-service working group was formed to develop a revised card. Consensus among the services determined that the revised card captured all of the information needed at the first and second echelons of medical treatment, and that its format was an improvement over the original card. Field tests, however, revealed that the amount and accuracy of the information obtained with the revised card was significantly less than what was obtained with the original card (Wilcox & Pugh, 1990). This result underscored the need to evaluate empirically any modifications to medical data collection procedures.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, *FIELD TESTS, *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, INPUT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STRATEGY, OPERATIONAL READINESS, BATTLEFIELDS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, ACCURACY, MILITARY MEDICINE, DATA ACQUISITION, CARDS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Cybernetics
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE