This Medical News article discusses recent efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to extend new hepatitis C treatments to all veterans within its health care system.
This Viewpoint discusses the fragmented nature of the current US federal health system and proposes approaches for achieving a more integrated and efficient system.
This study used Veterans Health Administration data to investigate the association between misconduct-related separations and homelessness among recently returned active-duty US military service members.
This randomized trial reports that among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy modestly improved PTSD symptom severity compared with present-centered group therapy.
This review article reports that many military personnel and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder achieve clinically meaningful improvement with use of the first-line trauma-focused interventions cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure.
Arterburn and coauthors examine long-term survival in a large multisite cohort of veteran patients who underwent bariatric surgery compared with matched veteran control patients.
This retrospective analysis reports that there were no significant differences between physicians with time-limited vs time-unlimited board certification on 10 primary care performance measures.
This retrospective cohort study of US veterans undergoing elective coronary angiography reports that nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), compared with no apparent CAD, was associated with a significantly greater 1-year risk of myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality.
Goldberg and coauthors report on the association of distance from a transplant center with access to waitlist placement, receipt of liver transplantation, and survival among veterans receiving care at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics.
To investigate the effect of financial incentives to reward guideline-recommended hypertension
care, Petersen and coauthors performed a cluster randomized trial of 12 Veterans Affairs
hospital-based outpatient clinics with incentives paid at the physician level, practice level, and
both. In an Editorial, Dolor and Schulman discuss the role of pay for performance in the
transformation of clinical care.