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Patient Care Numbers for the Military Health System

The numbers below are for Fiscal Year 2022.

Type of Care Annual Workload Summary 
Inpatient Admissions
  • Total: 865,800
  • Click to closeDirect CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”Direct Care: 159,800
  • Click to closeprivate sector careNetwork and non-network TRICARE-authorized civilian health care professionals, pharmacies, and suppliers.Private Sector Care: 338,200
  • TRICARE For Life: 367,800
Outpatient Visits
  • Total: 86,000,000
  • Direct Care: 21,700,000
  •  Private Sector Care: 35,500,000 
  • TRICARE For Life: 28,800,000
  • Total: 105,400
  • Direct Care: 30,400
  • Private Sector Care: 75,100
Prescriptions Filled
  • Total: 105,200,000
  • Direct Care: 32,700,000
  • Retail Pharmacies: 25,200,000
  • TRICARE For Life: 41,500,000
Emergency Department Visits
  • Total: 3,750,000
  • Direct Care: 1,112,300
  • Private Sector Care: 1,567,300
  • TRICARE For Life: 1,070,400
Last Updated: August 21, 2023
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