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MHS quickly adapted to improve patient experience during pandemic

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Faced with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System (MHS) responded swiftly to fight the novel coronavirus and deliver necessary medical care, routine health care and services to maintain a medical ready force....

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To ensure we provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System created this all-inclusive information center, which is updated regularly. The Department of Defense is following guidance from the White House and coordinating with our interagency partners to provide a comprehensive, government-approved list of resources.

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MHS asks COVID-19 recovered to donate plasma for seriously ill

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Army Medicine leaders visit BACH’s COVID-19 frontlines

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In this Together: Military Couple Recovers from COVID-19, Donates Convalescent Plasma

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DoD COVID-19 Practice Management Guide Version 5

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This Practice Management Guide does not supersede DoD Policy. It is based upon the best information available at the time of publication. It is designed to provide information and assist decision making. It is not intended to define a standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should it be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management. It was developed by experts in this field. Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of this guideline is responsible for evaluating the appropriateness of applying it in the setting of any particular clinical situation. The Practice Management Guide is not intended to represent TRICARE policy. Further, inclusion of recommendations for specific testing and/or therapeutic interventions within this guide does not guarantee coverage of civilian sector care. Additional information on current TRICARE benefits may be found at www.tricare.mil or by contacting your regional TRICARE Managed Care Support Contractor.

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Defending the Homeland: NMRTC Bremerton ensures Operational Readiness and a Medically Ready Force

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