The success of operations is directly related to how well DNBI is prevented through effective PMM in the units.
DNBI describes a person who is not a battle casualty, but who is lost to his organization by reason of disease or injury.
Some variables are the population at risk, length of time a soldier is held in theater before he is returned to duty in his unit (evacuation policy), post-operative length of stay before a patient is stable enough to evacuate to the next level of care (evacuation delay), conditions necessary for a patient to skip the next level of care without a medical intervention (skip factor), and estimated medical workload in numbers of patients and range of DNBI
The application of preventive medicine measures can significantly reduce time lost due to DNBI.
1) Excluded from these figures are large numbers of service members with decreased combat effectiveness due to DNBI not serious enough for hospital admission.
The unit FST program is not solely an AMEDD responsibility, but rather an Army program critical to the conservation of fighting strength through the reduction of preventable DNBI.
This demonstrates that combined efforts from military policy makers, the medical community, leadership at every level of command, and the individual Soldier are needed to combat DNBI among deployed US forces.
The outcome of this preparation has been a reduction in the rates of DNBI as reported for Operation Iraqi freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) when compared to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
This policy also mandated the use of the electronic DNBI survey for all military dental emergencies.
Were all A0199 coded emergency visits accompanied by an electronic DNBI survey form?
These meet warfighter requirements by preventing DNBI, and they can usually be administered prior to deployment to protect the warfighter against a particular disease.
This unit may perhaps be assigned personnel from each 72-series AOC and be equipped with more advanced surveillance equipment, such as direct-reading toxic material analyzers, to provide more robust DNBI surveillance and control services.