A Computer Program for Estimating Medical Information Storage Requirements.
Interim rept. Sep 95-Jun 96,
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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During combat the handling of medical information is a critical aspect of the continuity of casualty care. Medical personnel, however, generally have limited knowledge of the prior status of their patients other than what may have been noted on a paper field medical card, which has many deficiencies Wilcox Pugh, 1990. In addition, transcribing the information at Battalion Aid Stations BASs, Surgical Support Companies, and other medical treatment facilities MTFs, can introduce errors. Historically, the Field Medical Card FMC, DD1380 has been used to provide the clinical record that moves with the casualty during evacuation. Recently, a hand-held, portable, electronic device, called MEDTAG, has been shown to be a feasible method for documenting the required information at the forward echelons of care. It takes less time and provides more accurate data than the current manual method Galarneau Wilcox, 1993a Galarneau Wilcox, 1993b Wilcox, Galarneau, Fitzgerald, 1993.
- Information Science
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software