Accession Number : ADA327369

Title :   Hospitalization Rates for Military Women: Feasibility and Design of a Tri-Service Relational Database Architecture Allowing Service-Specific and Tri-Service Reporting.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 94-31 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Garland, Frank C.

PDF Url : ADA327369

Report Date : 31 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 269

Abstract : Congress authorized a multi-service research program focusing on defense women's health needs and mandated development of a database to support it. Collaboration with the Air Force and Army on data architecture and design throughout this project in response to that mandate resulted in the development of a plan and the completion of initial steps to evaluate the feasibility of a relational database architecture to support future joint service research. Accomplishments included: (1) The Navy fully documented its existing database, quality assurance procedures, system specifications, data requirements, and data communication procedures, (2) Medical and career history data on Navy officers and Marine Corps personnel were added to the Navy database, (3) Data on eight disorders in women were extracted by each service from service specific data sources and analyzed, and a research paper was written describing this prototype analysis, and (4) Prototype Oracle and Sybase relational databases were developed for Navy data, on a limited data set. This project transitioned to a continuing tri-service database development project under the Advisory Committee on Research Databases of the Defense Women's Health Research Program.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, DATA BASES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, SPECIFICATIONS, HEALTH, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, QUALITY ASSURANCE, HOSPITALIZATIONS, WOMEN, EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE