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Defense Health Agency

"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

Core Surveys

Health Care survey of DoD Beneficiaries (HCSDB)
Conducted since 1995, the HCSDB surveys approximately 250,000 eligible beneficiaries yearly and is designed specifically to collect information on unique issues related to TRICARE administered benefits. The survey provides a comprehensive look at beneficiary opinions about their health, preventative care services, ease of access to health care, health insurance coverage, satisfaction and customer services efforts over the previous 12 months.
View HCSDB page

Survey began in 1999 and evaluates how beneficiaries’ inpatient satisfaction, either at a MTF or at a civilian healthcare facility, compares with that of inpatients throughout the nation. Comparison of this information with the results from previous surveys as well as comparisons to civilian benchmark data measure Department of Defense progress in meeting its goals and objectives of high quality health care.
View TRISS page

Surveys 180,000 TRICARE beneficiaries yearly and helps policy makers gauge beneficiaries’ satisfaction with the direct and purchased care healthcare system.
View TROSS page

Survey of Health Related Behavior
The DoD Survey of Health Related Behaviors has been the predominate source of health behavior information for the military since 1980. The purpose of this population based survey is to continue to assess trends in a wide range of health behaviors in the military. The study assessed the prevalence of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and assessed progress toward meeting HP2010 objectives.
View Health Related Behavior Survey page

TRICARE Standard Survey
The purpose of this annual survey is to assess DoD’s TRICARE Standard health care option as directed by Section 723 of the FY 2004 NDAA to determine the number of civilian providers who accept new patients under TRICARE Standard.

Ad-hoc Surveys
DHCAPE regularly performs ad-hoc surveys. The document below contains a listing of the abstracts of surveys recently done.