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Survey of medical support personnel finds lack of dialogue between militaries and civilian organisations

Posted on 30th March 2017 at 14:01pm

Industry survey results released reveals that 50 per cent feel there is a lack of dialogue between militaries and civilian organisations in the delivery of medical support

Defence IQ recently commissioned a wide-reaching survey of medical support personnel examining the state of today’s medical support operations. The findings have been condensed into an infographic that represents the changing face of crisis response.

Some key findings of the survey include:

  • Extended field care and Medevac capability are equally crucial to delivering more effective medical support
  • Disease outbreak poses the greatest challenges for humanitarian medical support operations
  • Only 11 per cent of those surveyed felt that medical support operations are able to deploy quickly enough
  • 60 per cent felt that telemedicine will be the most important emerging technology within the future medical support framework
  • Respondents anticipate that the largest share of their medical support budget will be spent on training over the next 36 months
  • 50 per cent feel there is a lack of dialogue between militaries and civilian organisations in the delivery of medical support   
  • View the full infographic here

All these challenges will be discussed at this year's Medical Support Conference, which is taking place in London between April 25-26, 2017. Organised with the official support of the UK MoD’s Defence Medical Services, the conference will feature high-level strategic discussions on future threats to health, while case studies from US Airforce, NATO, ICRC, and German Red Cross will detail current attempts to improve both capability and interoperability. Innovations in clinical delivery, including telemedicine, will be crucial to a forum that recognises the need for rapid, cost-efficient and targeted medical care.

Download the updated agenda online here 

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