Projection of Patient Condition Code Distributions for Naval Combat Deployments
Final rept. Oct 1998-Sep 1999
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Projection of the wounded-in-action and diseasenonbattle injury incidence in terms of patient condition PC codes is essential to the programming of medical resources needed to support military engagements. Utilizing empirical disease and injury data from naval deployments during both peacetime and combat conditions, estimates of the PC codes were derived. The wounded in action WIA methodology first partitioned the empirical data into traumatism and anatomical location categories, and then mapped these combinations into PC codes. The non-battle injury NBI PC methodology was similar to the WIA methodology except that the projections were extended to two more categories of traumatism Environmental and Miscellaneous NBI. The Disease PC methodology entailed first mapping the empirical disease distributions into PC clusters and then distributing this incidence into individual PC codes.
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