Developing an operational casualty estimate in a multinational headquarters to inform and drive medical resource allocation

Soo Lee Davis, Martin Bricknell

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Abstract

This article presents a methodology to construct an operational casualty estimate for insurgent clearance operations conducted in 2 districts around Kandahar City appropriate for a multinational operational headquarters. It demonstrates how to identify relevant and recent historical data to establish a casualty rate, apply it against a tactical operational sequence and population at risk to get a daily casualty estimate, and compare that estimate to the capacity of the medical system. This allows medical planners from any contributing nation to express the medical risk and mitigation plan to operational leadership and the commander.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2012

Keywords

  • Afghan Campaign 2001-
  • Health Care Rationing
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Military Medicine/organization & administration
  • Military Personnel
  • Models, Organizational
  • Operations Research
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries/epidemiology

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