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Receipt of employment services among Veterans Health Administration users with psychiatric diagnoses

Kristen M. Abraham, PhD, et al.

Veterans with psychiatric diagnoses have high rates of unemployment, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides services to help Veterans with psychiatric diagnoses find employment. We used VHA administrative health records to identify the percentage of VHA patients with psychiatric diagnoses who received at least one employment services visit in a given year and examined whether specific patient characteristics were associated with receiving employment services. We found that few VHA patients with a psychiatric diagnosis (4.2%) received employment services within 1 year. VHA patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were more likely to receive employment services than VHA patients with other psychiatric diagnoses.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0114

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 401 — 414


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Abraham KM, Ganoczy D, Yosef M, Resnick SG, Zivin K. Receipt of employment services among Veterans Health Administration users with psychiatric diagnoses. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):401–14.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0114
ResearcherID/ORCID: Sandra G. Resnick, PhD: F-3883-2014
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