HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS FOR SEAFARERS

This paper is included under the sixth category, "Special Papers," in the Proceedings of the 5th European Nautical Medical Meeting. It describes the services offered by a private company called Medical Advisory Systems (MAS). The company, which is located in the United States, provides occupational medical services to the maritime and offshore oil industries. The program of MAS is divided into five coordinating systems: (1) the Medical Telecommunications Response Center, which gives medical advice by radio on special frequencies reserved for medical consultation; (2) the Pharmaceutical Supply and Inventory Control System, which controls the contents and re- ordering of ship medicine chests; (3) the Ship's Medical Officer Training Program, which involves the provision of training courses; (4) the Medical Records Central Storage and Retrieval System, a centralized storage facility for the medical records of seafarers; and (5) the Designated Medical Clinic System, which provides centralized direction and monitoring of private hospitals, clinics and physicians, assuring that they are familiar with the maritime environment and with the requirements for good occupational health care.

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  • Accession Number: 00656457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM