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TABLE 3

VETERAN POPULATION

Estimated Age, Period of Service June 30, 1976

(In thousands)

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8,070

7,553

5,954

4,716

13,385

3,085

535 1,680 801 58

61 970 3,190 2,704 554 57 11 4 2

99 2,043 2,647 621 333 138 49 18 5 1

99 2,041 2,372 167 25 11 1

i

2 1,345 4,563 4,042 2,008

973 329 110 11 2

1 244 496 126

Average Age

46.3

47.3

30.3

29.0

46.8

44.9

56.3

81.2

37.7

NOTE: Excludes an estimated 194 (thousand) who served only between World War 1 and World War II, all of whom are 65 years of age or older, and 251 (thousand) who served only between World War II and the Korean Conflict who are 40-54 years of age.

Veterans who served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, and in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era are counted once.

* Includes 61 (thousand) whose only service was after May 7, 1975.

Includes $17 (thousand) veterans who served in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era.

includes 1,238 (thousand) veterans who served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Sincludes Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. possession and outlying areas, and foreign countries.

Outside Regional Office areas.
Computed from data by single year of age.

Less than 0.5 (thousand).
#includes I (thousand) Spanish-American War veterans not distributed
geographically.

Includes I (thousand) Spanish-American War veterans - average age 96.3 years.

HEALTH CARE

TABLE4

Hospital and Extended Care: Average Daily Census, Average Operating Beds

Fiscal Years 1966-76

[graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][merged small][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][merged small][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

Applications for Medical Care

Fiscal Year 1976

Pending determination of need at begining of yoar
Received during year

5,549 2,252,703

Total applications

2,258,252

In need of care

Hospital
Ambulatory
Nursing Home
Domiciliary.

1,742,663

923,566 809,664

3,115 6,318

Not in need of care

431,727

Total processed

2,174,390

Cancelled

78,047

Pending determination of nood at end of year

6,780

Acceptance rate

80.1

TABLE 6

INPATIENT CARE

VA, Non-VA and State Home Hospitals: Admissions, Discharges, Remaining

Fiscal Years 1966-76

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1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966

793
1,053
1,146
1,202
1,545
1,622
2,086
2,113

Interhospital transfer data are excluded.
2 Includes transfers
Program initiated on December 30, 1969.
Beginning with Fiscal Year 1973, patients coming to VA hospitals for chronic

hemodialysis are considered to be inpatients. During Fiscal Year 1976, there were
about 170,000 admissions and discharges) for one day duration of stay.

Patients on authorized absence.

INPATIENT CARE

TABLE 7

VA, Non-VA and State Home Hospitals: Admissions, Discharges, Remaining

By Type of Hospital and Bed Section-Fiscal Year 1976

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Federal Government hospitals
U.S. Army
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Navy ..
U.S. Public Health Service
Other (Canal Zone; St. Elizabeths, Washington, D.C.)
Non-Federal hospitals (Veterans Memorial Hospital, Manila,

Republic of the Philippines)
State and local government hospitals
Nonpublic hospitals
Total state home hospitals

DISCHARGES AND DEATHS!

Federal Government Hospitals
U.S. Army
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Navy
U.S. Public Health Service
Other (Canal Zone; St. Elizabeths, Washington, D.C.)
Non-Federal hospitals (Veterans Memorial Hospital, Manila,

Republic of the Philippines)
State and local government hospitals
Nonpublic hospitals
Total state home hospitals

ABSENT BED OCCUPANTS REMAINING

Psychiatric hospitals
General hospitals

465
908

465
908

401
477

4
243

60 188

2 Data by type of bed section not available.

Exclude interhospital transfers for VA hospitals; include transfer for non-VA hospitals.

TABLE 8

INPATIENT CARE

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Bay Pines
Gainesville
Lake City
Miami
Tampa

126
90

117
74

673
480
363
790
667

151 207

94
228
228

396
183
269
398
319

638
388
262
672
561

132
176

63
192
197

390 138 199 336 250

7,357 10,839

5,592 18,120 16,260

164
120

144
114

See footnotes at end of table.

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