Report shows dramatic rise in military's mental health care costs

12/11/2012 | NextGov

The military's mental health care burden has increased dramatically in the wake of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new report from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. The differences between prewar and wartime levels for ambulatory visits, hospitalizations and hospital bed days related to mental health have increased 35%, 63% and 48%, respectively.

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