Outcome

Acute care psychiatric hospital admissions of TRICARE®-funded patients

during 18-month periods preceding admission to,

and following discharge from, Meridell Achievement Center

Alan Reiman, MA, MPA, Director of Business Development,

Meridell Achievement Center, 2011

 

PART A

OVERVIEW

At the request of Meridell Achievement Center (Meridell), ValueOptions-TRICARE ® South and TriWest Healthcare Alliance provided utilization data for 79 patients. Meridell identified 44 ValueOptions patients and 35 TriWest patients. The TRICARE ®-controlled data details admissions to psychiatric hospitals 18 months before admission to Meridell and 18 months after discharge from Meridell.

 

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

 

18 months prior to admission at Meridell:

  • The 79 patients had 162 cumulative admissions to acute care psychiatric hospitals.
  • Each of the 79 patients averaged 2.1 admissions to acute care psychiatric hospitals.

 

18 months after discharge from Meridell:

  • The 79 patients had 95 cumulative admissions to acute care psychiatric hospitals.
  • Each of the 79 patients averaged 1.2 admissions to acute care psychiatric hospitals.

 

TRICARE ® is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved.

 

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