Accession Number ADA584268
Title Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Care: Demand Forecasting Staffing, and Treatment Planning.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 113p
Personal Author M. R. Kieffer
Abstract Improvised Explosive Device attacks have skyrocketed since the start of the War on Terror. Many troops wounded by these tactics receive long-lasting unseen wounds including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI sufferers are treated along with other casualties. This has created an increasing, and varying, demand for ongoing post operative recovery care for troops returning from deployments. Diagnosis and treatment for TBI wounded troops is costly. This thesis is motivated by the recognition that budgets are constrained yet quality of care should not be compromised. Additive Holtz-Winters smoothing is used to forecast overall patient care demand, a regression based on queueing theory determines care consultant staffing levels, and reliability theory quantifies the idea of reducing cost by reducing parallel treatment planning. The scope is the Warfighter Rehabilitation Centers and AF Warrior and Survivor Care with data from SMEs, the Brookings Institution, and icasualties.org. This thesis provides a step-by-step methodology and analyzes the actual situation that leadership encountered from 2010-2012.
Keywords Attack
Deployment
Explosive charges
Forecasting
Improvised explosive devices
Medical services
Methodology
Military personnel
Patients
Queueing theory
Recovery
Rehabilitation
Reliability
Survival(Personnel)
Theses
Traumatic brain injuries
Wounded warrior
Wounds and injuries


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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