Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers: 4 May 2020


The percentage of roughly 30,000 primary care patients in the Veterans Health Administration system who died by suicide between 2000-2014 who "had no antecedent mental health or substance use diagnosis," according to an article recently published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine -- Characteristics and Injury Mechanisms of Veteran Primary Care Suicide Decedents with and without Diagnosed Mental Illness.

By the Numbers: 27 April 2020

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The number of "active duty and retired service members" who "had a filled opioid prescription in 2017," according to an article published last fall in the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch publication, Medical Surveillance Monthly Report -- Surveillance Snapshot: Trends in Opioid Prescription Fills Among U.S. Military Service Members During Fiscal Years 2007–2017.

By the Numbers: 20 April 2020


The percentage of people with a substance abuse disorder who also have a mental health disorder, according to a new publication from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- Key Policy Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Overall, according to this publication -- which comprises the proceedings of a workshop held October 15-16, 2019, in Washington, DC -- "Behavioral health and substance use disorders affect approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population."

By the Numbers: 13 April 2020


The number of children of "uniformed servicemembers and DOD civilians" served by the DOD child care program, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service -- Military Child Development Program: Background and Issues. This DOD program, which employs 23,000+ child care workers at an annual cost of more than $1 billion, is "the largest employer-sponsored child care program in the United States." The report says, "Military child care fees are generally lower than fees for civilian center-based care."