Combat Internist: The Internal Medicine Experience in a Combat Hospital in Afghanistan
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Military internists and internal medicine subspecialists are physicians who generally work in traditional internal medicine settings. However, when deployed to combat settings, they must prepare and adapt their skills for a wide spectrum of complex, polytrauma, and multinational patients. There are limitations in personnel, equipment, and technical resources that make the circumstances complex and demanding. This article highlights some of the unique roles, challenges, and experiences of military internists at the NATO Role 3, a deployed combat hospital in Afghanistan.
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