US Wounded Survival Figures in Korean War

War Percent Wounded That did not Survive
American Civil War 50%
World War I 8%
World War II 4.5 %
Korean War 2 %

A number of factors contributed to the increased survival rate. First, the advent of antibiotics meant far less infections. Secondly, the improvement in transportation of wounded personnel, namely in the Korean War in the use of helicopters. Thirdly, the instigation of the Mobil Army Surgical Hospitals and the triage system. Fourthly, the use of modern hospital ships nearby. And lastly improvements of Medical procedures.

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