Accession Number : ADA322980

Title :   Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database: Description and Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Amoroso, Paul J. ; Swartz, William G. ; Hoin, Francis A. ; Yore, Michell M.

PDF Url : ADA322980

Report Date : 21 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The impact of injuries on the mission of the Armed Forces is unacceptably high. To determine the complete spectrum of injury and disease outcomes among Army service members, USARIEM developed the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database (TAIHOD). The TAIHOD is a relational database encompassing multiple components of six master databases linked by scrambled SSN. The TAIHOD links three types of data: demographics (the parameters for the denominator); outcomes (hospitalizations, lost-time injuries, permanent disabilities, and fatalities); and health habits from surveys (health risk assessments). Each component represents an extraordinary source of data for study. The process of linking this data at the level of the individual soldier will give researchers the ability to: (1) Analyze and determine incidence, prevalence, and trends of injury among female and male soldiers by diagnosis and location/body part. (2) Identify important causes of injuries. (3) Determine sub-populations at greatest risk of injury, including high-risk military occupational specialties. (4) Determine incidence of training-related and sports injuries. (5) Determine relative morbidity and mortality from injuries vs. illness/disease. (6) Estimate direct and indirect costs associated with injuries and illnesses.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *DISEASES, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *ILLNESS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SOURCES, RISK, HEALTH, SPECTRA, PATTERNS, CASUALTIES, MALES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, DEATH, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, RECREATION, HABITS, INCAPACITATION, MORBIDITY, INDIRECT COSTS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE