A computer simulation and analysis of the Forward Surgical Team

dc.contributor.advisorBailey, M.P.
dc.contributor.advisorBither, Cheryl A.
dc.contributor.authorSyvertson, Robert L.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Analysis
dc.dateJune 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T22:51:07Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T22:51:07Z
dc.date.issued1995-06
dc.description.abstractTo meet the challenge of providing effective combat health care on the modern battlefield, the Army Medical Department is designing a unit that will provide far forward surgery to stabilize the most seriously injured casualties. A Forward Surgical Team (FST) can provide emergency surgery to casualties prior to evacuation to an Army hospital. The model documented in this thesis is a simulation of casualty flow through a FST that will help determine if the intended force structure is adequate to perform its mission. The model uses data from the Deployable Medical Systems Task-Time-Treater database to simulate medical treatment of surgical patients. The model is designed to measure the utilization rates of each member of the FST based upon expected casualty arrival rates and types. It also provides data on operating room times and casualty waiting times. This data can be used to analyze the effects changes in the force structure of the FST have on health care operations. By varying input parameters, medical planners can use the model to help determine resource requirements for specific missions. The model could be modified to simulate casualty flow through other units with similar missions or expanded to reflect other types of field medical units.en_US
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dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Army (USA) authoren_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acomputersimulat1094531496
dc.format.extent87 p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/31496
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA computer simulation and analysis of the Forward Surgical Teamen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Analysisen_US
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