Accession Number:

ADA496521

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 9, Number 3, April 2003

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report documents frequencies, rates, trends, and characteristics of hospitalizations among active duty members of the US Armed Forces during calendar year 2002. The data source for the report was the Defense Medical Surveillance System. For the report, records of all hospitalizations of US service members in US military hospitals since 1992 Standard Inpatient Data Records and in non-military hospitals since 1995 Health Care Service Records were summarized by primary diagnoses coded using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, clinical modifications. Overall frequencies, rates, and trends. There were 72,104 hospitalizations of active duty service members during 2002. Of these, 58,040 80 were at US military hospitals and 14,064 20 were at non-military hospitals. During calendar year 2002, the overall rate of hospitalizations was 52 per 1000 service members less than half the rate during 1992. Over the past five years, the overall rate of hospitalizations of US service members has been remarkably stable figure 1. Hospitalizations, by illness and injury categories. The distributions of illnesses and injuries resulting in hospitalizations has changed over the past ten years table 1. During 2002, pregnancy-related conditions accounted for more hospitalizations 24 than any other diagnostic category mental disorders 14 were the second leading source of hospitalizations. In 1998, pregnancy-related conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, and mental disorders were the leading causes of hospitalizations, respectively and in 1994, musculoskeletal and digestive system disorders were the two leading causes of hospitalizations of service members.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE