Propper, B., Rasmussen, T., Davidson, S., et al. (2009). Surgical Response to Multiple Casualty Incidents Following Single Explosive Events. (Abstract only.) Annals of Surgery. 250(2): 311-315.
This study describes surge response to multiple casualty incidences following explosive events handled at a U.S. trauma hospital in Iraq. The authors noted that 48% of the mass casualty military patients needed blood, but 4 patients consumed 43% of the blood used, emphasizing the importance of related resource utilization planning.