Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 7, Number 4, April 2001
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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This report documents frequencies, rates, trends, and characteristics of the hospitalizations of active duty members of the US Armed Forces at fixed military medical facilities during calendar year 2000. Hospitalizations are summarized based on primary diagnoses which are coded using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modifications. All data were derived from the Defense Medical Surveillance System. Overall frequencies, rates, and trends. From January through December 2000, there were 62,925 hospitalizations of active duty service members in US military hospitals worldwide. In 2000, the number of hospitalizations was less than one-third of those in 1992 and less than one-half of those in 1996 table 1. In 2000, the crude hospitalization rate was 47.3 per 1,000 person-years the rate in 2000 was more than 50 lower than the annual rates between 1990-1995 but similar to the rates in 1998 and 1999 figure 1. Thus, after years of decline, hospitalization rates have been stable since 1998.
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