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Author Ayer, Lynsay, author

Title Care transitions to and from the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) for service members with traumatic brain injury / Lynsay Ayer, Coreen Farris, Carrie M. Farmer, Lily Geyer, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Gery W. Ryan, Lauren Skrabala, Deborah M. Scharf
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 105 pages) : illustrations, charts
Series RR-653-OSD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-653-OSD.
Contents Introduction -- Evaluation methods -- History of mission of the NICoE -- Who is referred to the NICoE, and how does the referral process work? -- NICoE assessment and treatment processes -- Transitioning from the NICoE to the home station -- Discussion and recommendations -- Appendix A. NICoE site visit discussion guide -- Appendix B. Home station installation patient discussion guide -- Appendix C. Home station installation spouse/caregiver discussion guide -- Appendix D. Home station installation provider discussion guide -- Appendix E. Survey measures
Summary Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been one of the leading causes of death and injury among U.S. troops. Those who survive an IED blast or other injuries may be left with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and attendant or co-occurring psychological symptoms. In response to the need for specialized services for these populations, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) established the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2010. The NICoE's success in fulfilling its mission is impacted by its relationships with home station providers, patients, and their families. The RAND Corporation was asked to evaluate these relationships and provide recommendations for strengthening the NICoE's efforts to communicate with these groups to improve patients' TBI care. Through surveys, site visits, and interviews with NICoE staff, home station providers, service members who have received care at the NICoE, and the families of these patients, RAND's evaluation examined the interactions between the NICoE and the providers responsible for referring patients and implementing treatment plans
Notes "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Soldiers -- Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- United States -- Evaluation
Brain -- Diseases.
Central nervous system -- Diseases.
Head -- Wounds and injuries.
Medical care.
Medical personnel.
National health services.
Medicine, Military.
Nervous system -- Diseases.
Medicine, Physical.
Wounds and injuries.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Brain Diseases
Brain Injuries
Central Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Delivery of Health Care
Disciplines and Occupations
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Health Occupations
Health Services
Military Medicine
Military Personnel
Named Groups
Nervous System Diseases
Occupational Groups
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Population Characteristics
Trauma, Nervous System
Veterans Health
Wounds and Injuries
Patient Care
treating (health care function)
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Wounds and injuries
Nervous system -- Diseases
National health services
Medicine, Physical
Medicine, Military
Medical personnel
Medical care
Head -- Wounds and injuries
Central nervous system -- Diseases
Brain -- Diseases
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Farris, Coreen, author
Farmer, Carrie M., author
Geyer, Lily, author
Barnes-Proby, Dionne, author
Ryan, Gery Wayne, author
Skrabala, Lauren, author
Scharf, Deborah M., author
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), sponsoring body.
ISBN 9780833091451