Accession Number:

ADA231885

Title:

Coding Manual for the U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The U. S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register AEDR is an automated database which allows electronic storage, analysis, and retrieval of information of the Flying duty Medical Examination FDME. The FDME consists of a completed Report of Medical History standard form SF 93, Report of Physical Examination SF 88, Report of Electrocardiogram SF 520 with the electrocardiogram tracing, and for certain classes of FDME, additional information on lifestyle factors and family history. Demographic data, patient history, physician history, physical findings, screening tests, and diagnoses information are included on these forms, each of which has a unique value in health care, administration, and research, and each of which must be handled differently in the AEDR. Demographic and screening test results are entered directly from the FDME to the AEDR. History, physical findings, and diagnoses are translated into a standardized alphanumeric code, a modification of the International Classification of Diseases ICD. Because of the unique characteristics of the military aviation environment, the ICD is inadequate to support all the clinical, administrative, and research functions of the AEDR. The ICD has been supplemented with additional diagnostic codes to provide extra specificity, codes for physical findings and electrocardiograms, and codes to automate the administrative process. These codes are present and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE