Is Higher Volume in the Direct-Care Setting Associated with Fewer Complications?

Research Paper Title Is the current referral trend a threat to the Military Health System? Perioperative outcomes and costs after colorectal surgery in the Military Health System versus civilian facilities. Background TRICARE military beneficiaries are increasingly referred for major surgeries to civilian hospitals under “purchased care.” This loss of volume may have a negative impact… Read More

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Physical Therapy & Opioid Use in Arthroscopy for Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Research Paper Title Arthroscopy for Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome in the Military Health System: A 10-Year Epidemiological Overview of Cases with 2-year Follow-up. Background With the rapid rise in arthroscopy rates for the management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome, it is important to understand current surgical rates and the impact of these surgeries within… Read More

Development of an Evidence-based Online Veteran Healthcare Course

Research Paper Title Meeting the needs of the 21st century veteran: Development of an evidence-based online veteran healthcare course. Abstract Over 12% of those living in the United States over the age of 18 years old are veterans and they represent some of the most resilient yet vulnerable populations in the healthcare system (Newport, 2012).… Read More

Is There a Case for Telestroke Military Medicine?

Research Paper Title A Case for Telestroke in Military Medicine: A Retrospective Analysis of Stroke Cost and Outcomes in U.S. Military Health-Care System. Background The development of primary stroke centres has improved outcomes for stroke patients. Telestroke networks have expanded the reach of stroke experts to underserved, geographically remote areas. This study illustrates the outcome… Read More