JRRD at a Glance

Distribution and cost of wheelchairs and scooters provided by Veterans Health Administration

Sandra L. Hubbard, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, et al.

Figure. Map of VISN's

During fiscal years 2000 to 2001, the Veterans Health Administration provided more than 131,000 wheelchairs and scooters to veterans at a cost of $109 million. This study investigated the types of wheelchairs and scooters that each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) provided. For example, some VISNs provided more ultralightweight manual wheelchairs, while some provided more scooters. We determined whether veterans across the United States have equal access to wheelchairs and scooters and, if not, suggested what could be done to increase equity in wheelchair and scooter provision to veterans.

Volume 44 Number 4 2007
Pages 581 — 592

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