Accession Number : ADA309576

Title :   Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Defense Persian Gulf Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program.

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA309576

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : In July 1994, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to establish a committee to evaluate its Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP). Since their return from service in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, some active-duty military personnel and veterans have reported a variety of health problems that they perceived to be associated with their service in that region. The DoD instituted the CCEP in June 1994 to evaluate and treat the health problems of these active-duty personnel. The DoD then asked the IOM committee to evaluate the protocol for the clinical evaluations and to comment on the interpretation of the CCEP results that have been obtained so far. In addition, the committee was asked to make recommendations relevant to the conduct of the clinical evaluations in the future and to the broader program of the DoD Persian Gulf health studies, if appropriate. The purpose of this report on the CCEP is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the major issues that the committee has identified since its first meeting in October 1994.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *HEALTH, *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IRAQ, KUWAIT, PERSIAN GULF, CLINICAL MEDICINE, REGIONS, MEDICINE, ACTIVE DUTY, PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE