U.S. Army Annual Injury Surveillance 2016 Summary
Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,31 Dec 2016
Defense Health Agency, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch Army Satellite Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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This document provides an annual summary of injury medical encounter surveillance data for Active Duty Soldiers from Calendar Year CY 2016. Injuries summarized in this report are based on medical encounters diagnosed using codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 10th Revision. Diagnosis codes for injuries were identified as those describing any damage or interruption of body tissue function caused by an energy transfer that exceeds tissue tolerance suddenly acute trauma or gradually cumulative micro-trauma. During CY2016, injuries were the leading cause of medical encounters over 2 million encounters and cumulative micro-traumatic musculoskeletal overuse injuries accounted for a large majority of incident injuries 715. Most incident injuries 99 were treated in the outpatient setting. Leading causes of injury encounters in the outpatient setting were falls and overexertion.
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