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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.

  • Spencer Milo works on his balance during a physical therapy session at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado, photo courtesy of Spencer Milo

    Essay

    Advances in Care for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries or PTSD

    Nov 8, 2021

    A new standard of care proposed by RAND researchers aims to redefine high-quality care for veterans with a traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder. But it also could serve as a template for making health care more effective, more consistent, and more responsive for more patients.

  • Aerial photo of the 12-building Department of Veterans Affairs replacement medical center under construction in Aurora, Colorado, photo courtesy of Kiewit Turner

    Commentary

    Infrastructure Investment for Veterans

    May 4, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides health care to over 9 million veterans through its network of medical facilities. Improved infrastructure could help attract veterans to care, boost provider morale, and ensure high-quality care.

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