Iraq veterans

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New V.A. Secretary Says Hiring Spree Is Needed To Meet Patient Demand

Richard A. Oppel | The New York Times | September 8, 2014

The new secretary of Veterans Affairs said Monday that the department needed to hire “tens of thousands of new doctors, new nurses, new clinicians” — emphasizing the significance of a shortage of employees who are directly involved in treating patients, a factor many experts said was a main driver in the waiting-list scandal that rocked the agency this year...

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Restoring Trust In VA Health Care

Kenneth W. Kizer and Ashish K. Jha | New England Journal of Medicine | July 24, 2014

It has been nearly 20 years since the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the subcabinet agency that oversees the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, implemented a series of sweeping reforms that markedly improved quality, boosted access, and increased efficiency.1,2 Recent revelations about long wait times for veterans compounded by systematic cover-up by VHA administrators make it clear that reforms are again needed...

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Veterans Journal: Navy Surgeon General Describes Mental And Physical Toll Of War Wounds

George W. Reilly | Providence Journal | November 2, 2014

Of the signature wounds of the past 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, limb amputations affect the service member most directly, while psychological issues can pose altogether different challenges, Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan said in a Sept. 18 speech to medical personnel at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Resilience summit in Falls Church, Va...

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