Defense Health Care: Workload Reductions at Military Hospitals Have Increased CHAMPUS costs
United States General Accounting Office Washington United States
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Worldwide, there are more than 500 military medical facilities-168 military hospitals and hundreds of clinics. The first priority of military facilities is to treat active duty members. When space, staff, and other resources are available, however, they also care for military retirees and dependents. For outpatient care, these beneficiaries can choose between military facilities and civilian hospitals and physicians under CHAMPUS. For inpatient care, however, beneficiaries who live within an approximate 40-mile radius of a military facility its catchment area must obtain a nonavailability of service statement from the military facility before seeking nonemergency care from a private provider under CHAMPUS.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Military Forces and Organizations