Causes of death in U.S. Special Operations Forces in the global war on terrorism: 2001-2004.

@article{Holcomb2007CausesOD,
  title={Causes of death in U.S. Special Operations Forces in the global war on terrorism: 2001-2004.},
  author={John B. Holcomb and Neil R McMullin and Lisa Pearse and Jim Caruso and Charles E. Wade and Lynne A Oetjen-Gerdes and Howard R. Champion and Mimi Lawnick and W. Farr and Sam Rodriguez and Frank K. Butler},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={245 6},
  pages={986-91}
}
BACKGROUND Effective combat trauma management strategies depend upon an understanding of the epidemiology of death on the battlefield. METHODS A panel of military medical experts reviewed photographs and autopsy and treatment records for all Special Operations Forces (SOF) who died between October 2001 and November 2004 (n = 82). Fatal wounds were classified as nonsurvivable or potentially survivable. Training and equipment available at the time of injury were taken into consideration. A… CONTINUE READING

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