Accession Number:

ADA359351

Title:

A Descriptive Analysis of Patient Encounter Data from the Fleet Hospital 5 Humanitarian Relief Mission in Haiti.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1998-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Military planners and logisticians determine medical requirements by projecting the number of casualties that can be expected in a given combat scenario. Presently, the Deployable Medical Systems DEPMEDS program is used to project, assemble, and deploy the supplies, equipment, and personnel needed for a given combat mission. However, in recent years there has been a shift in US military strategy resulting in an increase in military operations other than war MOOTW. Since this trend is likely to continue, it is important to update Department of Defense medical planning tools to account for MOOTW, such as humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, and disaster relief. This report describes the patient demographics, type of medical encounter, diagnoses, and medications provided by medical personnel of Fleet Hospital 5 FH5 during a humanitarian assistance operation in Haiti. Results are presented for clinics, which provided humanitarian relief to Haitian civilians, and for the fleet hospital, which was a treatment facility for US and United Nations military personnel. These data can be used by medical planners to determine MOOTW requirements in the post-Cold War era.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE