THE MARINE PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT: EFFECT ON THE FREQUENCY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ILLNESS AND INJURY REPORTS FROM U.S. MERCHANT SHIPS
The illness/injury reports filed with the Marine Index Bureau (MIB) for a three-year period (1971, 1972, and 1973) from a matched sample of 20 U.S. flag ships, 10 with Marine Physician's Assistants (MPA) aboard, 10 without, were compared with regard to the nature and severity of reported incidents. The presence of the MPA served to significantly reduce the number of minor illness/injury reports filed with the MIB without markedly changing the number of reports of major incidents. Little evidence was developed about the MPA's medical efficacy or the long-run impact of his presence aboard U.S. flag ships.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointKings Point, NY USA 11024
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Zeitlin, L
- Hart, R
- SCHWIMMER, M J
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Allied health personnel; Diseases and medical conditions; First aid; Health care; Health care facilities; Injuries; Measures of effectiveness; Medical personnel; Merchant vessels; Occupational safety; Physical distribution; Recommendations; Tables (Data)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Merchant ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Crew safety; Health manpower; Physicians assistants
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00146286
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-159 Tech Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-2-4262
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM