Accession Number : ADA562609


Title :   Estimation of the Joint Patient Condition Occurrence Frequencies from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Volume I: Development of Methodology


Descriptive Note : Technical document Oct 2009-Sep 2010


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Zouris, James ; Edwin D'Souza, ; Elkins, Trevor ; Walker, Jay ; Wing, Vern ; Brown, Carrie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562609.pdf


Report Date : 28 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : Medical planners often use modeling and simulation programs to obtain statistically valid estimates for medical services, equipment, and supplies. The Joint Services Capabilities Plan requires that each Service provides, and periodically updates, their respective patient condition occurrence frequency (PCOF) tables that are used for requirements estimation. Accordingly, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD/HA), Force Health Protection & Readiness (FHP&R), commissioned the development of Joint PCOF tables to be developed by all services for FY11. This technical report describes the methodology that was used to estimate the occurrence rates of the condensed 336 Defense Medical Material Program Office International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, codes. These diagnostic codes comprise the Joint Services PCOF tables. These PCOF tables are provided by casualty type (wounded-in-action, nonbattle injury, disease, and combat stress casualties) and for three different scenarios. The use of recent empirical data establishes an updated baseline for estimating future medical needs on the battlefield. The results of this study will be provided to ASD/HA, FHP&R to help plan future medical force requirements.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *MEDICAL SUPPLIES , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , BATTLEFIELDS , DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL) , ESTIMATES , METHODOLOGY , MILITARY MEDICINE , PATIENTS , REQUIREMENTS , SCENARIOS , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE