Reaction: Walter Reed - "Overhaul Urged in Care for Soldiers" - Steve Vogel - Washington Post

Reaction: Walter Reed - "Overhaul Urged in Care for Soldiers" - Steve Vogel - Washington Post

Dole-Shalala Commission Wants Bush to Act Quickly

by: Steve Vogel | publication date: July 26, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"The proposals include creating 'recovery coordinators' who would help each seriously injured service member navigate the complexities of care, rehabilitation and disability; giving the Department of Veterans Affairs sole responsibility for determining payments for wounded veterans; and taking aggressive steps to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury."

The Dole-Shalala commission, appointed by president Bush in March to look into the quality of veteran healthcare, issued its final report detailing six broad recommendations to help improve the quality of care.

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