Modernization of the Air Expeditionary Squadron AMAL 0960
Technical document Jan-May 2012
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Commander, Naval Air Forces CNAF asked Naval Health Research Center NHRC to determine U.S. Navys Air Expeditionary Squadron AES Authorized Medical Allowance List AMAL 0960 adequacy to meet future needs. NHRC analysts collected data on patient presentations seen by AES medical personnel on 20 deployments. They then developed a patient condition occurrence frequency PCOF table for 336 International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision codes and used the patient stream to develop models for three versions of AMAL 0960 a the AMAL currently deployed with squadrons, b a proposed version modified by CNAF flight surgeons, and c one developed by NHRC. Three AMAL line lists were produced during this study. The first two showed little change in weight, cube, or cost. However, modeling showed neither of these two AMAL versions was capable of treating the full spectrum of patient conditions that AES flight surgeons might encounter. The NHRC optimized list with 23 additional items proved capable of treating the full spectrum of patient conditions with a moderate increase in weight, cube, and cost. If only partial packages are used, however, the increase in weight, cube, and cost was closer in line with the current AMAL.
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