Individuals with head injuries or who suffer from exposure to explosive blasts (such as first responders, accident victims, and combat troops) may experience mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) that causes cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical problems. RAND conducts studies to assess the educational needs of TBI patients and their families and to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of government-sponsored programs designed to support TBI patients.
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RAND National Security Research Division;
Military Health Policy Research
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Efforts to maintain and increase veteran participation in the mental health and substance-use services offered by Veterans Affairs should be informed by individuals' characteristics, such as younger age and better physical health relative to other veterans.
This paper describes the conceptual framework and research design of a national evaluation of the quality of mental healthcare provided to veterans by the Veterans Health Administration, and present results on the reported availability of evidence-based practices.