Accession Number : ADA566072


Title :   Tri-service Disability Evaluation Systems Database Analysis and Research Annual Report 2012


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Oct 2010-Sep 2011


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY/DIV OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Gubata, Marlene E ; Niebuhr, David W ; Cowan, David N ; Packnett, Elizabeth R ; Blandford, Caitlin D ; Piccirillo, Amanda L ; Gary, Janice K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a566072.pdf


Report Date : 02 Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : The Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity (AMSARA) has provided the Department of Defense with evidence-based evaluations of accession 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 in the type of data available in existing AMSARA databases for each service is present as the result of service level collection of data on disability evaluations and the lack of accession information on many individuals evaluated for disability. AMSARA s mission was expanded in FY 2009 to include audits and studies of existing disability evaluation system by the request of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs. This report describes analyses conducted in fiscal year 2012 of existing DES data collected for accessions and disability research through the end of fiscal year 2011.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *PHYSICAL DISABILITIES , AUDITING , COLLECTION , INCAPACITATION , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE