Accession Number : AD1042295

Title :   Disability Evaluation System Analysis and Research Annual Report 2017

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,03 Oct 2011,30 Sep 2016

Corporate Author : Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity (AMSARA) Silver Spring United States

Personal Author(s) : Maby,Jan I ; Kwon,Paul O ; Washington,William ; Cowan,David N ; Toolin,Christine ; Pearce,Teresa D ; Kelley,Amanda L ; Campbell,Cordie K

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Report Date : 20 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity (AMSARA) has provided the Department of Defense (DoD) with evidence-based evaluations of accession medical standards since 1996. As part of this ongoing research activity, data are collected from each service's Disability Evaluation System (DES). Disability evaluation is administered at the service level with each branch of service responsible for the evaluation of disability in its members. Variability exists in the type of disability data available among AMSARA databases for each service as a result of service level data collection on disability evaluations. In fiscal year (FY) 2009, AMSARA's mission was expanded to include audits and studies of existing DES per the request of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs. This report describes analyses conducted in FY 2017 of existing DES data collected for accessions and disability research through the end of FY 2016. Once approved, this report \Viii be distributed to the USD (P and R) Medical Personnel Committee, the Accession Medical Standards Working Group, Disability Advisory Committee, and any other interested parties, then submitted to the Defense Technical Information Center, and posted on the AMSARA website.

Descriptors :   PHYSICAL DISABILITIES , health services , medical personnel , brain injuries , depression , mood disorders , active duty , adjustment disorders , hearing disorders , hearing loss , public health , wounds and injuries , health , hospitalizations , Musculoskeletal diseases , brain injuries

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE