Simulation of casualty evacuation of brigade in defence operation
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‘The medical history of war casts light not only upon the suffering of those who fight but upon the dedication of those who save. Though the association between slaying and saving is paradoxical, it exists and helps to shape the nature of modern warfare—and of modern medicine as well.” — The Medics’ War, Albert E. Cowdrey, Washington, D.C., 24 March 1986 We analyze a simulation model which is not currently available in Turkish Land Forces, and which has not been examined in field-exercises. By making such a simulation we give some useful and important statistical information about casualties such as time in first aid stations and hospitals, waiting times in doctors’ queues, utilization of doctors, number of patients according to their sickness categories, percentages of casualties that return to duty, died or send to higher level medical centers to the commanders of units, to the logistical commanders and to the medical commanders to help them in deciding on true alternatives or solutions.The result of thesis indicates that there are significant bottlenecks in brigade separate station and in 30-bed hospital, especially in queues of sections’ wards. In addition, we observed that if the number of casualties entering the system increases by 3 times, there will be bottlenecks in the queues of battalions' doctors and in the queues of 30-bed hospital normal surgery section's operator.