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Accession Number ADA566072
Title Tri-service Disability Evaluation Systems Database Analysis and Research Annual Report 2012.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 82p
Personal Author C. D. Blandford D. N. Cowan D. W. Niebuhr E. R. Packnett M. E. Gubata
Abstract The Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity (AMSARA) has provided the Department of Defense with evidence-based evaluations of accession standards since 1996. As part of this ongoing research activity, data are collected from each service s Disability Evaluation System (DES). Disability evaluation is administered at the service level, with each branch of service responsible for the evaluation of disability in its members. Variability in the type of data available in existing AMSARA databases for each service is present as the result of service level collection of data on disability evaluations and the lack of accession information on many individuals evaluated for disability. AMSARA s mission was expanded in FY 2009 to include audits and studies of existing disability evaluation system by the request of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs. This report describes analyses conducted in fiscal year 2012 of existing DES data collected for accessions and disability research through the end of fiscal year 2011.
Keywords Auditing
Data bases
Medical research
Physical disabilities
Test and evaluation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
62B - Computer Software
88B - Information Systems
44T - Data & Information Systems
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Walter Reed Army Inst. of Research, Silver Spring, MD. Dept. of Epidemiology/Div. of Preventive Medicine.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept. Oct 2010-Sep 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number W81XWH- 12-F-0115

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