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Review of 54 Cases of Prolonged Field Care.

@article{Desoucy2018ReviewO5,
  title={Review of 54 Cases of Prolonged Field Care.},
  author={Erik Desoucy and Stacy A Shackelford and Joseph J. Dubose and Seth Zweben and Stephen C. Rush and Russ S. Kotwal and Harold R. Montgomery and Sean Keenan},
  journal={Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals},
  year={2018},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          121-129
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prolonged field care (PFC) is field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning time-lines. [...] Key Method Descriptive statistics were used to analyze survey responses. RESULTS Surveys from 54 patients treated during 41 missions were analyzed. The PFC provider was on scene at time of injury or illness for 40.7% (22/54) of cases. The environment was described as remote or austere for 96.3% (52/54) of cases. Enemy activity or weather also contributed to need for PFC in 37.0% (20/54) of cases…Expand
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