Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care: Assessments

Edgar W. Schneider (Editor)

Series: Military and Veteran Issues
BISAC: MED029000

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Between 2005 and 2013, the number of veterans receiving mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) increased 63 percent, outpacing overall growth in veterans receiving any VHA health care. In fiscal year 2014, VHA spent more than $3.9 billion providing outpatient specialty mental health care (mental health care) to more than 1.5 million veterans. This book examines, among other things, veterans’ access to timely mental health care, and VHA’s related oversight. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. VA Mental Health: Clearer Guidance on Access Policies and Wait-Time Data Needed
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Statement of Dr. Harold Kudler, Chief Consultant for Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs. Hearing on ''VA Mental Health: Ensuring Access to Care''

Chapter 3. Testimony of Nicholas Karnaze, Veteran, U.S. Marines. Hearing on ''VA Mental Health: Ensuring Access to Care''

Chapter 4. Veterans Health Administration: Review of Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care
VA Office of Inspector General

Chapter 5. Veterans Health Administration: Audit of VHA’s Efforts To Improve Veterans’ Access to Outpatient Psychiatrists
VA Office of Inspector General

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