Accession Number:

ADA496660

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 7, Number 8, September/October 2001

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Surveillance of the disease and non-battle injury DNBI experience of deployed US forces is required for all deployments of at least 30 continuous days. The goal of DNBI surveillance is to detect and characterize ongoing and emerging threats to the health, safety, and operational effectiveness of deployed forces. Data gathered through DNBI surveillance are useful to monitor the health of deployed forces and to target disease and injury prevention efforts at base camp and unit levels. Currently, the Defense Medical Surveillance System DMSS receives weekly DNBI reports from Bosnia- Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Southwest Asia. These reports summarize, for each campbase in each theater, average troop strengths, sick call diagnoses, light duty days, lost duty days, and hospitalizations. Initial sick call or outpatient visits are classified into 10 disease and 5 non-battle injury categories. Dental, administrative, and follow-up visits are tracked but not included in overall DNBI counts. This report summarizes DNBI visits and rates per 100 servicemembers per week overall and by category from 1 July 2000 to 30 September 2001 in the Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Southwest Asia theaters. DNBI related light and lost duty days are also summarized for the Bosnia and Kosovo theaters.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE