Traduction en anglais : A surveillance system for identification of health threats of troops during a NATO operation.
In order to preserve the operational strength of deployed NATO Forces throughout the world, it is necessary to identify possible and definite health threats for the troops with a highly efficient health service surveillance system.
Since 1996, in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, NATO forces have used a common and stantardized surveillance which was adapted from an English system and whose name is EPINATO.
Aim of EPINATO is to collect systematically every week data on 25 illnesses and injuries categories first and subsequent attendance, disposal light or off all duties, admissions and specialist consultations) according to the International Classification ofDiseases (ICD 10th).
Based on epidemiological and economic perspectives, EPINATO gives to commanders and medical officers at all levels an overview of their personnel morbidity.
For example, during the second half of the year 1996, the daily average rate of unavailableness was four personnels for one thousand soldiers and the most prevalent first attendances were the acute respiratory diseases, the locomotion disorders, the dermatological problems and the « others injuries ».
EPINATO is the first international epidemiological surveillance system in NATO and it seems a valuable tool for both medical staffs and commanders, easy to be used by medical teams of units and divisions and well accepted by them.
Mots-clés Pascal : OTAN, Intervention, Militaire, Surveillance sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Homme, Coopération internationale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : NATO, Operation, Military, Sanitary surveillance, Epidemiology, Human, International cooperation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0410393
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.