Combat Casualty Care Research Program
Organizational Award Winner, 2012
The Combat Casualty Care Research Program was formed to reduce the mortality and morbidity resulting from injuries on the battlefield, with the following goals:
- To reduce the mortality rate of American troops by 16 percent
- To reduce the morbidity of combat injuries
- To reduce the medical footprint on the battlefield
The need for advancements in battlefield treatment became apparent to the military with the numbers of casualties in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. As combat operations accelerated, it was found that medical treatment had not advanced significantly since previous wars and gaps in medical treatment were discovered in large numbers as medical personnel gained in experience and compiled statistics of battlefield situations.
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