Accession Number:

ADA295106

Title:

The Demand for Military Health Care: Supporting Research for a Comprehensive Study of the Military Health-Care System,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

The Military Health Services System MHSS provides health care to active-duty service members, military retirees, and their dependents. Over the past several years, the system has faced the twin challenges of downsizing in consonance with the rest of the Department of Defense DoD and of controlling escalating health care costs. These challenges cannot, however, be dealt with independently. Closing military treatment facilities MITs could drive non- active-duty beneficiaries to seek more expensive medical care from the civilian sector, care that is reimbursed by DoD through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services CHAMPUS. In 1991, in response to a congressional request, the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation PAE undertook an evaluation of health care utilization and costs within the current system and of various possible alternatives to that system. PAE turned to RANDs National Defense Research Institute NDRl for analytic support in responding to Congress. Specifically, we were asked to compare current utilization by military beneficiaries with use by civilians, to develop analytic cases to study alternatives to the current medical structure, and to assess costs and changes in utilization associated with these cases with the exception of MIF costs, which are being assessed by the Institute for Defense Analyses. pg10. JMD

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE