Accession Number : ADA258369
Title : Severity of Battle Injuries Occurring Aboard U.S. Naval Warships
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Gauker, Eleanor D ; Blood, Christopher G
Report Date : Mar 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : To measure wound severity, the number of sick days related to battle injuries sustained by forces afloat during World War II was determined. The mean number of sick days per injury was 53.14. Seventeen percent of wounded crew members were treated and returned to duty on the same day, while an additional 12 percent spent one to three days on the sick list. Analyses of variance and covariance were performed on number of sick days across weapon and ship type. Both weapon and ship type, along with their interaction, were significant in determining the severity of wounds while controlling for the variance associated with injury type. This information, in combination with data on changes to ship structures and weapon systems will allow for reliable projections of shipboard battle casualties and their effect on operational effectiveness. Wound severity, sick days, shipboard battle injuries, U.S. Navy, medical resource planning.
Descriptors : *DISEASES , *SHIPBOARD , *CASUALTIES , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *BATTLES , WARFARE , SHIPS , INTERACTIONS , NAVY , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , CREWS , STRAINS(BIOLOGY) , MILITARY MEDICINE , RESOURCES , COVARIANCE , MEAN , NAVAL PLANNING , NUMBERS
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE