Accession Number:

ADA454560

Title:

Navy Lung Disease Assessment Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2004-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

198.0

Abstract:

In response to Congressional concerns that occupational lung disease may have been misdiagnosed among Navy Personnel exposed to dusts aboard ship, the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery established the Navy Lung Disease Assessment Program and designated the Naval Health Research Center NHRC as the Program Manager. NHRC established an External Scientific Advisory Committee to help design a research project to address the question of lung disease misdiagnosis. A public policy advisory Committee was also established to answer public concerns. With concurrence of these 2 committees, research objectives were defined and two primary approaches were developed to examine the potential for lung disease misdiagnosis.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE