Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD DIV OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
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The Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity AMSARA has completed its fourteenth year of providing the Department of Defense with evidence-based evaluations of accession standards. AMSARA evaluates accession medical standards and retention programs to improve military readiness by maximizing both the accession and retention of motivated and capable recruits. This report provides findings from selected special studies and descriptive data on fiscal year 2009 accessions. This is the second AMSARA annual report analyzing data by fiscal rather than calendar year. Section 1 and 2 of this report, Studies and Publications, Abstracts, and Poster Presentations, present selected research conducted at AMSARA. The first study is an extension of studies completed for the Accession Medical Standards Working Group AMSWG. This study examines the ten most common disqualifying within eight body systems and describes the incidence of waiver, accession, EPTS, and attrition for each condition. The second study compares EPTS records received by AMSARA from USMEPCOM to those received by AMSARA directly from Army basic training bases. The third study compares and contrasts the accession medical standards and the deployment medical standards. Also included are abstracts of manuscripts published and poster presented in FY 2009 by AMSARA. Section 3 of this report includes the descriptive statistics AMSARA compiles and publishes annually for historical and reference value. Descriptive statistics are for applicants who enlisted in FY09 and are compared to the five year aggregate data from fiscal years 2004-2008.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics