Accession Number : ADA322223

Title :   Injuries in the Military: A Hidden Epidemic. A Report for the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 94-Nov 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (PROVISIONAL) ABERDEE N PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Bruce H. ; Hansen, Barbara C.

PDF Url : ADA322223

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Executive Summary. Although the Military Services have recognized that injuries affect the health and readiness of military personnel, the extent of the problem has not been fully appreciated. Over the last several years, the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB) became increasingly aware of the magnitude of the problem with injuries for the services -- in particular, the Army and Marine Corps. In March, 1994 in response to a request from the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, the AFEB formed the Injury Prevention and Control Work Group. The Work Group's primary objectives were to answer three questions: (a) How big is the problem with injuries for the Military Services? (b) What information systems exist to support a comprehensive, integrated injury prevention and control effort? (c) What needs to be done to more effectively prevent injuries?

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MARINE CORPS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), WORK, PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, PHYSICIANS, DEATH, SURGERY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE