Death on the battlefield (2001–2011): Implications for the future of combat casualty care

@article{Eastridge2012DeathOT,
  title={Death on the battlefield (2001–2011): Implications for the future of combat casualty care},
  author={Brian J. Eastridge and Robert L. Mabry and Peter G Seguin and Joyce Cantrell and Terrill L. Tops and Paul Uribe and Olga Mallett and Tamara Zubko and Lynne Oetjen-Gerdes and Todd E. Rasmussen and Frank K. Butler and Russell S. Kotwal and John B. Holcomb and Charles E. Wade and Howard R. Champion and Mimi Lawnick and Leon E. Moores and Lorne H. Blackbourne},
  journal={Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={73},
  pages={S431–S437}
}
BACKGROUND Critical evaluation of all aspects of combat casualty care, including mortality, with a special focus on the incidence and causes of potentially preventable deaths among US combat fatalities, is central to identifying gaps in knowledge, training, equipment, and execution of battlefield trauma care. [] Key Method All data were used by the expert panel for the conduct of the potential for injury survivability assessment of this study. RESULTS For the study interval between October 2001 and June…

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