The military health care system: Providing quality care at a low per capita cost

Daniel J. Stinner, Vasanth Sathiyakumar, James R. Ficke

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Abstract

Orthopaedic trauma constitutes a significant portion of injuries in the military. By focusing on the "Quadruple Aim" of readiness, population health, experience of care, and per capita costs, the Military Health System delivers high-quality care with low costs. We examine the components of military health policy to find avenues of improvement for civilian orthopaedics. Greater emphasis on preventive medicine, alternative clinic structures, and interchangeability will help civilian orthopaedists lower costs and deliver quality patient-centered care similar to current military structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S11-S13
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume28
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Costs
  • Military
  • Military and Cost
  • Quadruple Aim

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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