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Medical Planning Criteria for Implementation of Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities.
Final rept. Oct 83-Aug 84,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The purpose of this technical report is three-fold. First, it provides a review of the design criteria used to determine the size of the clinical hyperbaric chamber. The upright cylinder chamber arrangement had been selected for this purpose after careful consideration of the available options. Secondly, it provides a method for determining the cost of air transportation between DoD regions which has been reviewed and validated by the Military Airlift Command Surgeon in November 1983. Thirdly, it describes a method to predict patient treatments in advance of facility availability which is crucial to facility planning. A system based on inpatient International Classification for Disease Nomenclature - 9th Edition ICD-9 criteria has been developed and is presented in detail in the Patient Population Data paragraph. This report provides the various planning data necessary for future design and construction of clinical hyperbaric facilities in the U.S. Air Force. The concepts presented are suitable for application to DoD, VA, and civilian medical centers that are planning clinical hyperbaric facilities.
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