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Patient Care Numbers for the Military Health System

The numbers below are for Fiscal Year 2021.

Type of Care Annual Workload Summary 
Inpatient Admissions
  • Total: 875,100
  • Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”Direct Care: 173,700
  • Private Sector Care: 337,700
  • TRICARE For LifeMedicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaires who have both Medicare Part A and B.TRICARE For Life: 363,700
Outpatient Visits
  • Total: 98,400,000
  • Direct Care: 35,800,000
  •  Private Sector Care: 34,700,000 
  • TRICARE For Life: 26,900,000
  • Total: 105,400
  • Direct Care: 30,400
  • Private Sector Care: 75,100
Prescriptions Filled
  • Total: 105,200,000
  • Direct Care: 33,500,000
  • Retail Pharmacies: 30,200,000
  • TRICARE For Life: 41,500,000
Emergency Department Visits
  • Total: 3,470,600
  • Direct Care: 973,300
  • Private Sector Care: 1,433,300
  • TRICARE For Life: 1,064,100
Last Updated: December 02, 2022
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