Accession Number : ADA619545


Title :   Development of a Patient Condition Occurrence Frequency (PCOF) Database for Military, Humanitarian Assistance, and Disaster Relief Medical Data


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 2010-Feb 2013


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Nix, Ralph ; Negus, Tracy ; Elkins, Trevor ; Walker, Jay ; Zouris, James ; D Souza, Edwin ; Wing, Vern


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA619545


Report Date : 11 Jul 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : The U.S. military is increasingly tasked to implement medical stability operations (MSOs). Current mandates by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness establishes MSOs as a core U.S. military mission that the Military Health System (MHS) shall be prepared to conduct across the range of military operations (ROMO), including combat and noncombat environments. MSOs are given priority comparable to combat operations and are integrated across all MHS activities. However, programming the materiel resources in support of military operations that span the ROMO is contingent on accurately projecting the types of illness and injures that are likely to be received at deployed medical treatment facilities. This paper explains the methodology for developing accurate patient stream compositions for the ROMO. These missions include combat, noncombat, humanitarian assistance (HA), and disaster relief (DR) missions. This effort began with data development and then tool development. Using the Patient Condition Occurrence Frequency tool, a patient stream may be modified and adjustment factors may be applied to the scenario for age, gender, country, region, and more. The approach taken in this study leveraged available data collected after rigorous research. This research provided underlying data for a range of combat and noncombat missions.


Descriptors :   *BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , CASUALTIES , CONFLICT , DECISION MAKING , DEPLOYMENT , DISASTERS , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , HYBRID SYSTEMS , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MEDICAL SERVICES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , NONCOMBATANT , PATIENTS , SCENARIOS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , TRAUMA , WARFARE , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE