Chief of bioengineering branch, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
Chief, Applications Team, Information Sciences Branch, Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
(Received 30 January 1985; accepted 28 February 1985)
Concepts of the decision-making process in mass casualty identification are discussed. The importance of the correct data type, the correct data format, and the appropriate decision paths are emphasized. Also discussed are the hidden dangers in the use of changeable physical characteristics for sorting factors. A suggested decision process for use in postmortem identification is outlined, along with its application to computer-assisted identifications.
Paper ID: JFS11871J