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Baton Rouge VA Clinic Is An Island Of Efficiency In Nation's Troubled System, Patients Say

Emily Lane | The Times-Picayune | August 15, 2014

After checking in for an appointment at the VA clinic in Baton Rouge, veteran Melvin Rucker said he usually sits the waiting room just 15 or 20 minutes before his name gets called..."I wouldn't change anything about the Baton Rouge clinic."...

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In U.S., Veterans Report Less Stress, Worry Than Civilians

Justin McCarthy | Gallup Well-Being | July 1, 2014

Americans may understandably believe that the nation's veterans are suffering emotionally given news reports of high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mood or anxiety disorders among those who have served in the military. However, Gallup finds that among employed Americans, active-duty and veteran populations are more emotionally resilient than their civilian counterparts...

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IOM Report Defense/VA Have No Clue if $9.3 Billion Worth Of PTSD Treatment Works

Bob Brewin |, | June 20, 2014

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments spent $9.3 billion to treat post-traumatic stress disorder from 2010 through 2012, but neither knows whether this staggering sum resulted in effective or adequate care, the Institute of Medicine reported today....

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VA CIO: Scheduling System Software Will Be Fielded By 2017, Not 2020

Bob Brewin | | September 30, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to field a new, commercial patient scheduling system by 2017, not 2020 as it said in contract documents released Sept. 17, and reported by Nextgov last week...

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VA Pays $200 Million For Nearly 1,000 Veterans’ Wrongful Deaths

Aaron Glantz | The Daily Beast | April 3, 2014

Since 9/11 almost 1,000 veterans have died due to negligence in the veterans health-care system. After lengthy legal battles the VA is finally making payments to their families.

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