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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Sentinel Event

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

An unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury or risk thereof. Serious injury specifically includes loss of limb or function. The phrase “or the risk thereof” includes any process variation ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS) Instruction

Medical Quality Assurance Program

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

Means any peer review activity carried out before, on, or after November 14, 1986 by or for the Department of Defense to assess the quality of medical care, including activities conducted by individuals, military medical or dental treatment ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Manual 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

Quality in Healthcare

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

The degree to which healthcare services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS) Instruction

Potential Compensable Event [DoDI 6025.13] (PCE)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

An adverse event that results in harm to a patient and presents a possible financial loss to the Federal Government (a malpractice claim or death or disability payment). All PCEs shall be fully investigated by the risk manager and documented ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Manual 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

Related Glossary Terms:

Potential Compensable Event [DoDM 6025.13]

Sentinel Event [15-006] (SE)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

A sentinel event (SE) is a patient safety event (not primarily related to the natural course of the patient’s illness or underlying condition) that reaches a patient and results in any of the following:     

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Source of Definition:

DoD Directive 5136.01: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA))

Related Glossary Terms:

Sentinel Event | Sentinel Event

Military Health System [DoDI 6025.13] (MHS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

Consists of the Department of Defense (DoD) medical and dental programs, personnel, facilities, and other assets operating pursuant to chapter 55 of Reference (c) by which the DoD provides healthcare services and support: To the Military ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS) Instruction

Related Glossary Terms:

Military Health System [DoDI 6000.08] | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.16] | Military Health System [DoDM 6025.13] | Military Health System

Medical Quality Assurance Record

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

The proceedings, records, minutes, and reports that emanate from quality assurance program activities described in paragraph (1) and are produced or compiled by the Department of Defense as part of a medical quality assurance program.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

Medical Treatment Facility [6025.13] (MTF)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
2/17/2011

A DoD hospital or clinic operated to provide healthcare to active duty Service members or other DoD beneficiaries.

Source of Definition:

DoD Manual 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

Related Glossary Terms:

Medical Treatment Facility [6025.24] | Medical Treatment Facility or Dental Treatment Facility | Medical Treatment Facility [6480.04] | Medical Treatment Facility [DoDI 1300.27]

Military Health System (DoD) (MHS DoD)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/17/2010

For the purposes of this Instruction, the DoD medical and dental programs, personnel, facilities, and other assets by which the Department of Defense provides health care services and support to the Military Services during military operations ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6000.16: Military Health Support for Stability Operations

Related Glossary Terms:

Military Health System | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.16] | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.08] | Military Health System [DoDI 6025.13] | Military Health System [DoDM 6025.13]

Military Health System [DoDI 6000.16] (MHS (DoD))

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/17/2010

For the purposes of this Instruction, the DoD medical and dental programs, personnel, facilities, and other assets by which the Department of Defense provides health care services and support to the Military Services during military operations ...

Source of Definition:

MHS Training Directive for Medical Stability Operations

Related Glossary Terms:

Military Health System [DoDI 6000.16] | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.08] | Military Health System [DoDI 6025.13] | Military Health System [DoDM 6025.13] | Military Health System

Stability Operations

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/17/2010

An overarching term encompassing various military missions, tasks, and activities conducted outside the United States in coordination with other instruments of national power to maintain or reestablish a safe and secure environment, provide ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6000.16: Military Health Support for Stability Operations

Disaster Mental Health Response Team (DMHR)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/5/2010

Designated team that provides command consultation, prevention, outreach, screening, triage, psychological first aid, education, and referral services following an all-hazards incident.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Restriction of Movement

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/5/2010

Limiting people’s movement to prevent or limit the transmission of a communicable disease, including limiting ingress and egress to, from, or on a military installation, isolation, or quarantine.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/5/2010

A national repository of antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, life-support medications, intravenous administration fluids and sets, airway maintenance supplies, and medical/surgical items. The SNS is designed to supplement and re ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Service Public Health Centers

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/5/2010

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.


Source of Definition:

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense
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