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The Resource GULF WAR VETERANS: Limitations of Available Data for Accurately Determining the Incidence of Tumors

GULF WAR VETERANS: Limitations of Available Data for Accurately Determining the Incidence of Tumors

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GULF WAR VETERANS: Limitations of Available Data for Accurately Determining the Incidence of Tumors
Title
GULF WAR VETERANS: Limitations of Available Data for Accurately Determining the Incidence of Tumors
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on our completed study, we found that none of the data sources providing information on the health of Gulf War veterans can be used to reliably estimate the incidence of tumors or other illnesses. Existing government data systems are generally limited by poor coverage of the Gulf War veteran population and problems of accuracy and completeness. As a result, it is not known how many Gulf War veterans have tumors or whether they have a higher incidence of them than other veterans. DOD and VA have begun efforts to improve these data systems but have not developed the capability to effectively link information from different sources to assess tumors or other illnesses among Gulf War veterans. DOD and VA also recently funded a few research studies that should provide additional information on tumor cases in the future. However, these studies are not the product of a systematic effort to study the incidence of tumors, and limitations to the studies will prevent them from providing reliable and valid estimates of Gulf War veterans' tumors
Cataloging source
DTICE
Dewey number
956.70442
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chan, Kwai-Cheung
  • GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neoplasms
  • Illness
  • Data acquisition
  • Medical research
  • Veterans(military personnel)
  • Persian gulf war
  • National security
  • Information systems
  • Exposure(general)
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Population
  • Mortality rate
  • Health surveys
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
Label
GULF WAR VETERANS: Limitations of Available Data for Accurately Determining the Incidence of Tumors
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Publication
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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227874657
Extent
18 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)227874657
Label
GULF WAR VETERANS: Limitations of Available Data for Accurately Determining the Incidence of Tumors
Publication
Note
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227874657
Extent
18 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)227874657

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