A new method for tracking and analyzing illness and morbidity among active duty U.S. Air Forcd Aviators.
The United States Air Force (USAF) presents a unique opportunity to investigate disease incidence, duration, and severity, through anolysis of flyer medical records.
This article describes the creation and analysis of a 15,275-record database of flyer-physician interactions, recorded over several years from 18 U.S. Air Force Bases.
A descriptive analysis presents the leading causes of outpatient morbidity as measured by total days disqualified for flying duties (downtime).
Upper respiratory infectlon (URI)/cold/congestion was the leading cause of illness, representing 4,485/15,700 visits with a median downtime of 6 d, and with 90% of the flyers allowed back into the cockpit within 15 d.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pilote, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Morbidité, Médecine aérospatiale, Méthodologie, Militaire, Vol, Aéronautique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pilot, United States, North America, America, Morbidity, Space medicine, Methodology, Military, Flight, Aeronautics, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0599649
Code Inist : 002B29C02. Création : 09/06/1995.