Casualty Estimation Substudy: Physical Profiles.
Final rept. Jan-Sep 81,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
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The intent of the Casualty Estimation Substudy Physical Profiles was to determine the types and duration of temporary and permanent physical profiles that can be expected to occur in various combat situations, and, if necessary, to develop an appropriate data-gathering methodology. The approach developed for this study involved the use of a modified Delphi Technique in conjunction with the extensive data base of the AMEDD Theater Casualty TreatmentEvacuation Analysis Program. The clinical conditions for the Central European scenario were used as the basis for the profile estimations in that this well-developed scenario provided realistic guidelines for profile estimation derived from baseline data on the numbers of personnel expected to be returned to duty from varying levels of medical treatment facility by clinical condition. Only the T-3P-3 profile series was considered based on the rationale that the other three profile series did not apply to the study intent. The study findings were displayed in tables which identified a the cumulative proportion of clinical categories generated by wounded-in-action or disease and non-battle injuries which will result in physical profiles, b the time expended before return to duty, c the duration of the T-3 and P-3 profiles according to the PULHES factors affected, and d the level of care at which the profile is assigned.
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