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A Patch Won't Work

Aug. 31, 2007— A patient-centered focus must drive military health care, as the US strives to provide a spectrum of services for those wounded in battle, so says the final report of the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. This table from that report illustrates the magnitude of the task confronting DOD and VA. The commission urges the two agencies to construct a system that would feature comprehensive recovery plans, tailored to offer the right care and support at the needed time and place. The nine-member commission called for fundamental change in the military’s health care system, not “merely patching the system.” (Read the report here.)
—Tam Mehuron

Source: The President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors: Final Report—July 2007