Accession Number : ADA620251


Title :   Disability Evaluation Systems Analysis and Research Annual Report 2014


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Oct 2008-Sep 2013


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


Personal Author(s) : Boivin, Michael R ; Cowan, David N ; Packnett, Elizabeth R ; Piccirillo, Amanda L ; Elmasry, Hoda ; Connor, Ricardford R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620251.pdf


Report Date : 30 Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 85


Abstract : AMSARA has provided the Department of Defense 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). AMSARA's mission was expanded in fiscal year (FY) 2009 to include audits and studies of existing DES by the request of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs. The Disability Evaluation System Analysis and Research Annual Report includes descriptive statistics on the population presenting for disability evaluation by service and describes pre-accession morbidity in this population. Brief descriptions of ongoing special studies and publications, as well as recommendations for disability evaluation and database management, are also given. This report describes analyses conducted in fiscal year 2014 of existing DES data collected for accessions and disability research through the end of FY 2013.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *PHYSICAL DISABILITIES , ACTIVE DUTY , ATTRITION , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , EPIDEMIOLOGY , HISTORY , MILITARY MEDICINE , PERSONNEL RETENTION , RETIREMENT , RISK , STANDARDS , STATISTICS , WAIVER


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE