Pacific Partnership 2007: The First Dedicated United States Ship Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Mission
Rept. for May-Oct 2007
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The U.S. Navy regularly conducts medical stability operations, and augments the existing medical capabilities on an ad hoc basis with the appropriate equipment and supplies to treat various host nation HN populations. This article documents the Pacific Partnership 2007 PP07 stability operation. It emphasizes the Military Health System s need for patient encounter data, which would help to objectively determine appropriate supplies and equipment, and simultaneously provide HNs with more effective medical care. PP07 recorded more than 45,000 patient encounters, trained 5,500 HN students, and provided 1,600 preventive medicine services. The different HNs will experience higher incidences of certain conditions, and these data show a large percentage of patients in the Pacific region present with musculoskeletal, HEENT, respiratory, and skin conditions. Over the long term, patient encounter data collection and analysis may be used to determine the measure of effectiveness of these missions.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics