A survey of the orthopaedic casualties evacuated (casevacs) to the Royal Hospital Haslar between November 1995 and April 1996 was performed.
A total of 464 service persons and civilians were casevaced.
Orthopaedic cases amounted to 55% of all evacuations.
Of these, 54% were British Army personnel.
Conditions necessitating casevac were classified as either acute, (occurring during the deployment), or chronic (where the condition was present prior to deployment).
Of the acute cases, there was an even mix between bony and soft tissue injuries (STIs).
Sporting activities were the commonest cause of injury.
The condition had been present prior to deployment in 16% of cases.
Half of these were considered to have been unfit for deployment.
Strategies for prevention of unnecessary casevacs are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident, Orthopédie, Enquête sur terrain, Etiologie, Classification morphologique, Complication, Origine, Pays, Guerre, Charge travail, Hôpital, Evaluation, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Accident, Orthopedics, Field inquiry, Etiology, Morphological classification, Complication, Origin, Countries, War, Workload, Hospital, Evaluation, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0388338
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 12/09/1997.