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Sanidad Militar

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MUNAYCO SANCHEZ, A; CARBAYO HERENCIA, JA  y  QUINTANA DIAZ, M. Medical site survey influence over medical treatment facility deployment in operations areas. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2018, vol.74, n.2, pp.72-78. ISSN 1887-8571.


Medical treatment facilities are deployed in international missions. Site Survey carry on by experts shall be done to reach the aims. In some cases, this task does not involve to the medical element.


The aim of this study has been to assess the impact of the medical site survey and its planning in order to achieve the deployment of medical resources in bellicose, violent or austere environments abroad.


Observational study with the evaluation of 13 medical deployments resources. In 7 cases were assessed previous medical site survey and 6 during the operation itself. The operating capability was considered fully achieved when was reached into a maximum known time. Proportions were compared with ji test and exactly Fisher test.


From the 13 medical operations 7 missions with previous medical site survey, 6 reached “full capability” in a minimum time (P=0,005). However, on the 6 missions where the study was performed without a previous one survey, “full capability” was never reached in this minimum time (P=0,005).


The key to reach a successful medical operation depends on its previous planning though a medical site survey and carried out by military health corp experts. This is the way to reach the aims defined during the previous phase.

Palabras clave : Planning; ROLE; Medical site survey unit; Operating capability; Check list.

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