The Independent Review Group, Defense Health Board
, Army Dismounted Complex Blast Injury Task Force, and Pain Management Task Force all recognized multidisciplinary care was a critical element of the clinical environment.
(1.) Defense Health Board
. Memorandum: Deployment Pulmonary Health.
(11.) President, Defense Health Board
. Memorandum: Defense Health Board
Findings Pertaining to the Health Risk Assessment of Burn Pit Exposures, Balad Air Base, Iraq, DHB 2008-05.
(19.) Defense Health Board
Memorandum for Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs: Defense Health Board
Findings Pertaining to the Health Risk Assessment Burn Pit Exposures, Balad Air Base Iraq.
To alleviate any questions regarding the assessment, The Surgeon General of the Army requested that the assessment be reviewed by the Defense Health Board.* The review was requested to assess the incident and the information gathered, determine whether the information was sufficient to assess the potential health risk, and decide whether additional actions should be taken.
When the Defense Health Board evaluated this incident, they determined that the risk assessment conducted was "timely, comprehensive, and appropriate for the potential risk posed to service members." (3(p1)) They acknowledged that USACHPPM