Veterans around the country should give more consideration to the Veterans Health Administration’s services when choosing where to receive medical care, according to a recent study on the merits of VHA and non-VHA facilities published in the Annals of Internal Medicine at the end of 2018.
Researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center worked on the study. TDI professor William Weeks who also teaches psychiatry and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and Alan West ’72 from the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center were the primary authors. The study follows many recent projects on the same subject, using large, cross-section samples of patients in and outside of the VHA system to reach its findings.
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