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Summary of AOEC database case reports 1997 - 2000.

Hunting-K; Gavitt-B
Washington, DC: Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, 2003 Feb; :1-168
The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) has developed a unique national surveillance database for a broad range of occupational and environmental illnesses and chronic injuries. This Occupational and Environmental Disease Surveillance Database has been supported in part by multi-year cooperative agreements with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In addition, AOEC member clinics, clinicians, and staff have volunteered their efforts to contribute case-report data to this project and to provide Database direction and oversight. Since its founding in 1987, the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics has grown to a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research. The chief long term goal of AOEC is to facilitate the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmental illnesses and injuries through collaborative reporting and investigation of health problems. The first extensive report on the AOEC Database summarized 2,774 cases which were reported by AOEC clinics during the first three years of the Database project (1991 to 1993). A follow-up report described 3,080 cases of illness or injury diagnosed by participating AOEC clinics in 1994 to 1996. This report describes 3,929 cases diagnosed during the time period 1997 to 2000. Where it is of interest, we have identified trends based not only on the last four years of data but also incorporating results from 1991 to 1996.
Surveillance-programs; Information-processing; Information-retrieval-systems; Information-systems; Occupational-health; Public-health; Environmental-health; Injuries; Cumulative-trauma
Katherine Hunting, PhD, MPH George Washington University, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health 2300 K Street, NW, Room 201, Washington, D.C. 20037
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Summary of AOEC database case reports 1997 - 2000