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Iraq war holds lowest combat fatality rate

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posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 08:52 AM
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Many thanks to the men and women surgeons/doctors/nurses in uniform......and of course new tech for saving lives.





U.S. Combat Fatality Rate Lowest Ever
Technology and Surgical Care at the Front Lines Credited With Saving Lives


Ten percent of soldiers injured in Iraq have died from their war wounds, the lowest casualty fatality rate ever, thanks in large part to technological advances and the deployment of surgical SWAT teams at the front lines, an analysis to be published today has found.

But (there's always a but
) the remarkable lifesaving rate has come at the enormous cost of creating a generation of severely wounded young veterans and a severe shortage of military surgeons, wrote Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

www.washingtonpost.com...




posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 08:55 AM
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Interesting info.

I wonder how long before the Military impliments some sort of "Dr Draft" to fix the shortage of medics?



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