Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"
The increase in the "reported incidence" of PTSD between 2001 and 2011, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Problems in the Military: Oversight Issues for Congress. According to the report, PTSD diagnoses have gone from 170 per 100,000 "person years" in 2000 to about 1,110 in 2011.
1.8 million / 8.2%
2.1 million / 15.2%
Respectively, the number / percentage of veterans who are women (as of 2010), and the projected number / percentage of female veterans in 2036, according to VA statistics presented in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) publication, Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers.
Between 2000 and 2012, 159,107 "active component service members" experienced 192,317 "mental disorder hospitalizations," according to the July 2013 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). The report in this special "Mental Health Issue" points out that "mental disorders are the only illness/injury category for which hospitalization rates have markedly increased during the first 11 years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Roughly, the number of veterans who obtain "medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care" annually from the Veterans Health Administration, out of 22 million who are eligible, according to a recent RAND Corporation Report -- Health Care Spending and Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The VHA comprises 152 hospitals, 800 community-based outpatient clinics, and 126 nursing homes, according to the report, which represents just a small fraction of the overall U.S. health care system, which includes some 5,000 hospitals.