Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - Aug. 12, 2013


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.

By the Numbers - July 15, 2013

6 Million

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. 

By the Numbers - July 1, 2013


The number of same-sex couples "in the active-duty force," according to a recent Army Times article, Supreme Court strikes down DOMA. The Supreme Court's June 26 decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act clears the way for married same-sex servicemember partners to access more than 100 different military benefits currently available to married couples, including military health care coverage, on-base housing, paying for the spouse who accompanies a military member "on a permanent change of station move."