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Quality of Care for PTSD and Depression in the Military Health System

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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RAND Corporation

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This report represents the third in a series of RAND reports about the quality of care for PTSD and depression in the MHS. At the request of DoD, the RAND Corporation initiated a project in 2012 to 1 provide a descriptive baseline assessment of the extent to which providers in the MHS implement care consistent with clinical practice guidelines CPGs for PTSD and depression, and 2 examine the relationship between guideline-concordant care and clinical outcomes for these conditions. This report builds on two previous RAND reports, one that presented a set of quality measures developed for care provided to active-component service members with PTSD and depression Hepner et al., 2015, and another that described characteristics of active-component service members who received care for PTSD or depression from the MHS and assessed the quality of care provided for PTSD and depression using quality measures based on 20122013 administrative data Hepner et al., 2016.


Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]