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Medical Risk in the Future Force Unit of Action: Results of the Army Medical Department Transformation Workshop IV

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This report documents the Army Medical Departments AMEDD process of identifying and addressing medical issues related to the Armys transformation to the Future Force. It describes the AMEDD Transformation Workshop ATW IV, which was conducted at the RAND Corporation Washington office on 10-13 February 2004, and includes an analysis and discussion of the workshop results. The purpose of this workshop was to continue the assessment, begun in ATWs I to III, of the medical risks associated with emerging Army operational concepts and the capacity of the AMEDD to mitigate these risks. The principal focus of ATW IV was to begin the process of establishing data on the casualty demand that must be addressed by echelons above the Unit of Action UA Health Service Support HSS system. Thus, the principal purpose of ATW IV was to provide analytical support to the AMEDD to assist it in designing the HSS system above the UA level. One aspect of future Army operations that is of particular importance is the employment of widely dispersed units moving rapidly around the battlefield. These operational concepts potentially pose significant challenges for the units that support the combat elements. The workshop was supported by two teams of subject matter experts SMEs, who examined the ability of an envisioned UA HSS structure to support Future Force combat operations. The AMEDD Center and School provided casualty data, which were derived from JANUS simulation results. In the scenario that supported the simulation, a Future Combat Systems FCS-equipped Maneuver UA was engaged in 12 hours of combat operations against a brigade-equivalent threat force. At the of the workshop, each SME team was asked to answer the following questions What was the disposition of casualties casualty outcomes at the end of the scenario, What was the status of the HSS system at the end of the scenario, and How many casualties require further evacuation and treatment at echelons above the UA

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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