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The Veterans Health Administration’s traumatic brain injury screen and evaluation: Practice patterns

Heather G. Belanger, PhD, et al.

The Veterans Health Administration instituted a traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening and evaluation process in 2007. Studies are just beginning to emerge on its psychometric properties and performance. This study examined practice patterns associated with its use (e.g., what occurs during the evaluation) and subsequent treatments rendered. Findings suggest fairly consistent timeliness (in terms of TBI screening and evaluation) across different Department of Veterans Affairs settings; 79 percent of patients in this national sample were screened within 1 d of their initial healthcare visit, and 65 percent were evaluated via Comprehensive Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluation within 30 d of screening. Some variation in implementation processes was found.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.09.0187

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 767 — 780


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Belanger HG, Powell-Cope G, Spehar AM, McCranie M, Klanchar SA, Yoash-Gantz R, Kosasih JB, Scholten J. The Veterans Health Administration’s traumatic brain injury screen and evaluation: Practice patterns. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):76780.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.09.0187
ORCID: Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN: 0000-0002-4608-0128
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.09.0187
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