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As the largest integrated health care provider in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs faces significant challenges in ensuring access to high quality health care for military veterans. RAND has a wealth of expertise in health policy research, which informs its analyses related to the medical care needs of military veterans and their families, as well as the care systems intended to meet them.

  • Airmen along with KC-135 Stratotanker jets return home to Pennsylvania July 2, 2010, from an overseas deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, photo by MSgt. Ann Young/U.S. Air Force

    Report

    Supporting the U.S. Air Force's Wounded Warriors

    Jan 6, 2017

    A high proportion of airmen injured in combat experience mental health issues. And 15 percent of those surveyed were unemployed. Recovery and reintegration are likely to take a long time. This will require ongoing program evaluation and continuous efforts to improve program offerings.

  • Person in wheelchair getting physical therapy, photo by Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/iStock

    Journal Article

    Quality of Care in VA Health System Compares Well to Other Health Settings

    Jul 18, 2016

    The Veterans Affairs health care system generally performs better than or similar to other health care systems on providing safe and effective care to patients, with some exceptions.

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