Accession Number : ADA619244


Title :   Patient Condition Occurrence Frequency (PCOF) Tool Version 1.0.0.0 User Guide


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 2012-Feb 2013


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Charles ; Brown, Carrie ; Pang, Gerald


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA619244


Report Date : 19 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : The Patient Condition Occurrence Frequency (PCOF) tool has been accredited for use by Department of Defense medical planners, materiel developers, clinicians, and logisticians to manage combat, humanitarian assistance (HA), and disaster relief (DR) PCOF distribution tables necessary to develop clinically-based planning estimates across the range of military operations (ROMO). A PCOF table is a listing of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) codes and their associated probability distribution for each patient type (e.g., wounded in action, disease, and nonbattle injury). The PCOF tool contains 404 ICD-9 codes 336 ICD-9 codes selected by the Defense Medical Materiel Program Office (DMMPO) and 68 I CD-9 codes which occur in HA and DR data sets. The baseline PCOFs, which are derived and approved by Naval Health Research Center, are based on empirical data. Several aspects of any particular mission can be user adjusted, providing analysts a quick, accurate, and reliable means to estimate the probability distributions for illnesses and injuries that may occur across the ROMO. This guide instructs the user on basic tool navigation and operation.


Descriptors :   *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , CLASSIFICATION , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DECISION MAKING , GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE , INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS , NONCOMBATANT , PATIENTS , PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE