DOD and VA Can't Prove Their PTSD Care is Working, Study Claims

June 20, 2014 3:29 PM

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DOD and VA Can't Prove Their PTSD Care is Working, Study Claims

The Defense Department and the VA cannot say if their own doctors are successfully treating hundreds of thousands of troops and veterans with PTSD because neither agency is adequately tracking long-term patient outcomes, the Institute of Medicine said Friday.

Combined, the two departments spend $3.3 billion annually on medications and therapies meant to curb or cure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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