Accession Number : ADA326458

Title :   Defense Health Care: Medical Surveillance Improved Since Gulf War, but Mixed Results in Bosnia.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA326458

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A military medical surveillance system that collects, analyzes, and disseminates health information facilitates DOD's ability to intervene in a timely manner to address health care problems experienced by military personnel. DOD believes such a system is one of the principal means to ensure a fit and healthy force and to prevent disease and injuries from degrading waffighting capabilities. Based on our review of the Presidential Advisory Committee and the Institute of Medicine reports and discussions with DOD officials, for the purposes of tnis report we identified four major elements of a military medical surveillance system, as shown in table 1.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *SURVEILLANCE, WARFARE, GULFS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HEALTH, MEDICINE, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE