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Descriptive analysis of medical attrition in U.S. Army aviation.

Authors
  • Edwards, R J
  • Price, D R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Publisher
Aerospace Medical Association
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1989
Volume
60
Issue
7 Pt 2
Identifiers
PMID: 2775128
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although U.S. Army aviators are carefully screened at entry, disease develops in the aviator population with time. Improving the ability to predict and prevent such diseases necessitates proper analysis of their incidence. This information can provide the basis for future improvements in screening and prevention. A descriptive analysis of diseases for the U.S. Army aviation population is presented. The frequency of international Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes leading to disqualification from flying status is summarized and discussed. Suggestions for future screening criteria and for intervention practices are proposed.

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