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Author Martin, Laurie T. (Laurie Thayer), 1974-

Title The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Care Coordination Program : assessment of program structure, activities, and implementation / Laurie T. Martin, Coreen Farris, Andrew M. Parker, Caroline Epley
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 74 pages) : illustrations, map
Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR126
RAND Corporation research report series ; RR126
Contents Introduction -- Structure and infrastructure of the DVBIC Care Coordination Program -- Regional care coordinators -- Program eligibility and population served -- Outreach and branding -- Recommendations and conclusions -- Appendix: Methods for content analysis of the CCP web presence on DVBIC websites
Summary Improvised explosive devices have been used extensively against U.S. forces during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and have been one of the leading causes of death. Injuries among survivors often include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Those recovering from TBIs often find they must coordinate services across multiple systems of care to meet all their medical and psychological health needs. This task is difficult even for those without the cognitive challenges associated with TBI and may prove overwhelming or even impossible, particularly during periods of transition from inpatient to outpatient services or from active duty to veteran status, for example. Although case management and care coordination are readily available for those who have experienced a severe TBI, fewer resources are available for those with symptomatic mild and moderate TBI. This report focuses on a program designed to facilitate care coordination for individuals with mild and moderate TBI, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Care Coordination Program. It summarizes RAND's assessment of the program's structure, activities, and implementation. To address the goals above, the authors conducted semistructured interviews in person with program administrators and via telephone with regional care coordinators. The subsequent analysis identified innovative practices, continuing challenges, and lessons learned. The recommendations provided here suggest strategies for meeting these challenges while maintaining the benefits possible through this novel approach to care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-74)
Notes The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense ... under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002
Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed September 2, 2013)
Subject Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (Silver Spring, Md.) -- Evaluation
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (Silver Spring, Md.)
Disabled veterans -- Medical care -- United States -- Management
Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- Management
Brain -- Diseases.
Central nervous system -- Diseases.
Head -- Wounds and injuries.
Medical care.
People with disabilities.
Health services administration.
Nervous system -- Diseases.
Wounds and injuries.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Brain Diseases
Brain Injuries
Central Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Delivery of Health Care
Disabled Persons
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Health Services Administration
Investigative Techniques
Named Groups
Nervous System Diseases
Program Evaluation
Quality of Health Care
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Patient Care
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Wounds and injuries
People with disabilities
Nervous system -- Diseases
Medical care
Health services administration
Head -- Wounds and injuries
Central nervous system -- Diseases
Brain -- Diseases
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Farris, Coreen
Parker, Andrew M
Epley, Caroline
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
ISBN 9780833083319