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Differences in beneficiary assessments of health care between TRICARE prime and TRICARE prime remote.
Mil Med. 2006 Oct; 171(10):950-4.MM

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

We examined differences in health care ratings and reported health care experiences for active duty uniform services personnel using health care plans other than military treatment facilities.

METHODS

We used a cross-sectional mail survey of a stratified sample of 3,871 beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime (TP) and TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR). The adjusted plan mean composite and global ratings were compared between TP and TPR participants.

RESULTS

There were few significant differences between the two groups. Patient satisfaction was higher when patients chose their providers (TPR), and use of some preventive services was higher in managed-care plans (TP). Respondents in metropolitan locations differed significantly from those in nonmetropolitan locations in ratings of plans, quality of health care received, and access to services.

CONCLUSIONS

The military health system is achieving some success in delivering uniform benefits but faces challenges in delivering high-quality uniform benefits in rural communities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4350, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17076445

Citation

Meza, Jane L., et al. "Differences in Beneficiary Assessments of Health Care Between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote." Military Medicine, vol. 171, no. 10, 2006, pp. 950-4.
Meza JL, Chen LW, Williams TV, et al. Differences in beneficiary assessments of health care between TRICARE prime and TRICARE prime remote. Mil Med. 2006;171(10):950-4.
Meza, J. L., Chen, L. W., Williams, T. V., Ullrich, F., & Mueller, K. J. (2006). Differences in beneficiary assessments of health care between TRICARE prime and TRICARE prime remote. Military Medicine, 171(10), 950-4.
Meza JL, et al. Differences in Beneficiary Assessments of Health Care Between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote. Mil Med. 2006;171(10):950-4. PubMed PMID: 17076445.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Differences in beneficiary assessments of health care between TRICARE prime and TRICARE prime remote. AU - Meza,Jane L, AU - Chen,Li-Wu, AU - Williams,Thomas V, AU - Ullrich,Fred, AU - Mueller,Keith J, PY - 2006/11/2/pubmed PY - 2006/12/13/medline PY - 2006/11/2/entrez SP - 950 EP - 4 JF - Military medicine JO - Mil Med VL - 171 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVES: We examined differences in health care ratings and reported health care experiences for active duty uniform services personnel using health care plans other than military treatment facilities. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional mail survey of a stratified sample of 3,871 beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime (TP) and TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR). The adjusted plan mean composite and global ratings were compared between TP and TPR participants. RESULTS: There were few significant differences between the two groups. Patient satisfaction was higher when patients chose their providers (TPR), and use of some preventive services was higher in managed-care plans (TP). Respondents in metropolitan locations differed significantly from those in nonmetropolitan locations in ratings of plans, quality of health care received, and access to services. CONCLUSIONS: The military health system is achieving some success in delivering uniform benefits but faces challenges in delivering high-quality uniform benefits in rural communities. SN - 0026-4075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17076445/Differences_in_beneficiary_assessments_of_health_care_between_TRICARE_prime_and_TRICARE_prime_remote_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article-lookup/doi/10.7205/milmed.171.10.950 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -