Death on the battlefield (2001-2011): implications for the future of combat casualty care.

  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 Seguin and Joyce A. Cantrell and Terrill Tops and Paul S Uribe and Olga Mallett and Tamara Zubko and Lynne A Oetjen-Gerdes and Todd E. Rasmussen and Frank K. Butler and Russ S. Kotwal and John B. Holcomb and Charles Wade and Howard R. Champion and Mimi Lawnick and Leon E Moores and Lorne H. Blackbourne},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  volume={73 6 Suppl 5},
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. The impetus to produce this analysis was to develop a comprehensive perspective of battlefield death, concentrating on deaths that occurred in the pre-medical treatment facility (pre-MTF… CONTINUE READING
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