The US Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System (MHS) is one of America’s largest health care institutions, providing comprehensive primary and specialty care for more than 9.6 million active duty personnel, military retirees, and their families worldwide. The MHS Data Repository (MDR) is the administrative claims database for all care received through the MHS, including direct care received in military treatment facilities and purchased care received in the civilian network. The MDR does not capture health care delivery in combat zones or care received in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. All patients were in the TRICARE Prime managed care option.
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