Commanders Institute New Standards for Quality Medical Data
U.S. Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Washington United States
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During the first Gulf War, patient care on the battlefield was documented on paper field medical cardsDD Form 1380that rarely accompanied the injured to the next level of care, let alone made it to the service members permanent medical record. As a result, wounded warriors returned to the United States with undocumented injuries and care, leading to tremendous difficulty accessing their medical benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.