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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zeitlin, L
    • Hart, R
    • SCHWIMMER, M J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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