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Geographic Access to VHA Rehabilitation Services for Traumatically Injured Veterans

Cowper-Ripley DC, Reker DM, Hayes J, Vogel B, Wu SS, Beyth RJ, Sigford BJ, Litt ER, Wang X, Cowper Ripley D. Geographic Access to VHA Rehabilitation Services for Traumatically Injured Veterans. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 2009 Oct 1; 26(10):28-39.

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The flip side of the decrease in mortality after traumatic injury associated with OEF and OIF is the increase in the number of veterans dealing with long-term sequelae of these injuries. These investigators examine how well the geographic distribution of VA rehabilitation resources matches up with veterans' locations.

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