Accession Number : ADA619997


Title :   U. S. Army Operation Enduring Freedom Deployment Injury Surveillance Summary, 1 January-31 December 2012


Descriptive Note : Public health rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2012


Corporate Author : ARMY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ARMY INST OF PUBLIC HEALTH


Personal Author(s) : Patel, Avni A ; Taylor, Bonnie J ; Hauret, Keith G ; Jones, Bruce H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619997.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The goals of this report on injuries to Soldiers engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom are to: describe the relative impact of injuries (battle and non-battle) compared to diseases for calendar year (CY) 2012; document non-battle injury (NBI) rates and trends from 2003 to 2012; identify leading causes and diagnoses of NBI for CY 2012; summarize key U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) CY 2012 analytic deployment surveillance projects on injuries among deployed Soldiers; and make recommendations for the improvement of Army injury prevention based on data analyzed. Routinely collected air evacuation, in-theater hospitalizations, and casualty data provide the basis for deployment injury surveillance during Army deployments in support of OEF. NBI was notably the most significant cause of medical air evacuations. As in previous years, the proportion of air-evacuated NBIs was larger than that of battle injuries (BIs) and any other category of disease. NBI was the second leading cause of OEF hospitalizations while BI was the first leading cause. Similar to previous reports, the leading cause of these NBIs indicate that many are likely preventable.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , CASUALTIES , CHARTS , GRAPHS , HOSPITALIZATIONS , MEDICAL EVACUATION , PUBLIC HEALTH , REPORTS , STATISTICAL DATA , SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE