Hospitalization Rates for Military Women: Feasibility and Design of a Tri-Service Relational Database Architecture Allowing Service-Specific and Tri-Service Reporting.
Final rept. 15 Nov 94-31 Jan 96,
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Congress authorized a multi-service research program focusing on defense womens health needs and mandated development of a database to support it. Collaboration with the Air Force and Army on data architecture and design throughout this project in response to that mandate resulted in the development of a plan and the completion of initial steps to evaluate the feasibility of a relational database architecture to support future joint service research. Accomplishments included 1 The Navy fully documented its existing database, quality assurance procedures, system specifications, data requirements, and data communication procedures, 2 Medical and career history data on Navy officers and Marine Corps personnel were added to the Navy database, 3 Data on eight disorders in women were extracted by each service from service specific data sources and analyzed, and a research paper was written describing this prototype analysis, and 4 Prototype Oracle and Sybase relational databases were developed for Navy data, on a limited data set. This project transitioned to a continuing tri-service database development project under the Advisory Committee on Research Databases of the Defense Womens Health Research Program.
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