Survey of occupational health problems in an operational military environment.
16 Armoured Field Ambulance provided primary and secondary medical care to British troops in Bosnia from April to October 1996.
Patients presenting at both levels were reviewed and categorized into occupational illness, non-occupational disease and non-occupational injury.
The results show that occupational illness was a small but significant component of primary care (8%) with non-occupational injury accounting for<1%. In secondary care, the more serious nature of the occupational disease seen is shown in that it accounted for 38% of all admissions and 44% of the 149 patients who had to be evacuated from theatre for further treatment.
Non-occupational injury represented 8% of admissions and 13% of evacuations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anglais, Militaire, Bosnie Herzégovine, Europe, Soin, Exposition professionnelle, Non professionnel, Blessure, Evacuation personne, Homme, Admission hôpital, Soins médicaux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : English, Military, Bosnia Herzegovina, Europe, Care, Occupational exposure, Non occupational, Injury, Person evacuation, Human, Hospital admission
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0028347
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 17/04/1998.