Review Finds the Military’s Health System Is Good, But Far from ‘World-Class’

October 1, 2014 11:13 PM

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Review Finds the Military’s Health System Is Good, But Far from ‘World-Class’

The good news: One year after the rollout of the Pentagon’s enormous Military Health System review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the network of clinics and hospitals performs largely on par with private sector health care.

The bad news: In a system of more than 600 clinics and 50 hospitals, some facilities perform below the private sector average in terms of providing timely access, quality care and overall safety—and administrators from those facilities now face what defense officials called “aggressive timelines” to...

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