Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 8, Number 2, March/April 2002
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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This report summarizes frequencies, rates, trends, and characteristics of hospitalizations of active duty members of the US Armed Forces during calendar year 2001. The illnesses and injuries that caused hospitalizations are summarized based on primary diagnoses at times of discharge coded in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modifications ICD-9-CM. All data were derived from Standard Inpatient Data Records maintained in the Defense Medical Surveillance System. Frequencies, rates, and trends. During calendar year 2001, there were 60,148 hospitalizations of active duty service members worldwide. During 2001, there were fewer than half as many hospitalizations as in 1993, fewer than two-thirds as many as in 1997, and approximately 4.5 fewer than in 2000 table 1.1 The crude hospitalization rate in 2001 was 44.4 per 1,000 person-years. This rate is more than 50 lower than the rates from 1991 to 1996 and more than 20 lower than the rates from 1998 to 2000 figure 1.
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