Accession Number:

ADA339487

Title:

Using the Ground Forces Casualty Forecasting System (FORECAS) to Project Casualty Sustainment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 94-Sep 97,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1997-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The FORECAS planning tool was designed to assist medical requirements specialists in determining the resource needs of specific ground combat operations. The FORECAS tool provides projections of wounded-in- action, killed-in-action, and diseaselnonbanle injury incidence for infantry, support, and service support troops under various combat conditions. FORECAS was constructed in two phases development of a simulation tool that reflects the statistical trends observed in previous combat scenario, and assessment and quantification of the adjustments necessary to enable FORECAS projections to reflect contemporary scenarios. The FORECAS simulations were found to re resent the trends observed in the historical data.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE