Accession Number : ADA367256

Title :   Atlas of Injuries in the U.S. Armed Forces: A Report by the DOD Injury Surveillance and Prevention Work Group for the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Safety and Occupational Health

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 92-99

Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINE

Personal Author(s) : Jones, B. H. ; Amoroso, P. J. ; Canham, M. L. ; Weyandt, M. B. ; Schmitt, J. B.

PDF Url : ADA367256

Report Date : AUG 1999

Pagination or Media Count : 642

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) Injury Surveillance and Prevention Work Group, chartered under the DoD Safety and Occupational Health Committee and Defense Environment Security Council, was tasked to: Determine the size of the problem of injuries in the military. Document rates and trends of injury fatalities, disabilities, and hospitalizations. This Identify information sources with potential for use in conducting injury surveillance and prevention programs. Atlas of Injuries in the U.S. Armed Forces is the result of their work. Information provided here was collected from DoD, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force databases that document the occurrence of injuries in military personnel. The data presented in this atlas are intended to serve several distinct purposes: Show the full significance of the problem of injuries for the military services. Demonstrate the value of existing databases for identifying causes, tracking rates and trends, and focusing resources for prevention and research. Use to modify and integrate existing information management systems and institute new systems, where necessary, to provide ongoing injury surveillance. This will supply commanders with the knowledge necessary to reduce injuries and protect their operating forces in all deployment modes.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *JOB ANALYSIS, DATA BASES, MILITARY MEDICINE, CASUALTIES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, HEALTH SURVEYS, OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE