Veteran Injuries, Disorders and Medical Care Services


Jessica Michaels (Editor)
Jesse E. Levine (Editor)

Series: Military and Veteran Issues
BISAC: HIS027120

A broad range of medical care services and benefits are offered to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. This book examines a variety of medical conditions which afflict veterans, basic eligibility criteria for VA administered veterans’ benefits, types of medical care offered and social policy considerations. Topics include suicide and VA prevention efforts; PTSD and substance use among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans; traumatic brain injury among veterans; veterans’ mental health; VA community living centers; outpatient clinics; and veterans’ medical care appropriations. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


“Who is a Veteran?” – Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits
(Christine Scott, CRS)

Veterans Affairs: Presumptive Service Connection and Disability Compensation
(Sidath Viranga Panangala, Christine Scott, Douglas Reid Weimer, Umar Moulta-Ali, CRS)

Suicide, PTSD, and Substance Use Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures
(Erin Bagalman, CRS)

Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans
(Erin Bagalman, CRS)

Suicide Prevention Efforts of the Veterans Health Administration
(Erin Bagalman, CRS)

VA Mental Health: Number of Veterans Receiving Care, Barriers Faced, and Efforts to Increase Access

VA Community Living Centers: Actions Needed to Better Manage Risks to Veterans’ Quality of Life and Care

Veterans Health Administration: Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
(Sidath Viranga Panangala, Bryce H.P. Mendez, CRS)

Veterans’ Medical Care: FY2012 Appropriations
(Sidath Viranga Panangala, CRS)


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