Resource utilization and disability outcome assessment of combat casualties from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

@article{Masini2009ResourceUA,
  title={Resource utilization and disability outcome assessment of combat casualties from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.},
  author={Brendan David Masini and Scott M Waterman and Joseph C. Wenke and Brett D Owens and Joseph R. Hsu and James R. Ficke},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={261-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Injuries are common during combat operations. The high costs of extremity injuries both in resource utilization and disability are well known in the civilian sector. We hypothesized that, similarly, combat-related extremity injuries, when compared with other injures from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, require the largest percentage of medical resources, account for the greatest number of disabled soldiers, and have greater costs of disability benefits. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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