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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.

Ayer, Lynsay [Browse]
  • Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2015]
  • ©2015
1 online resource (xxvi, 105 pages) : illustrations, charts.
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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.
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
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  • 9780833091451 (electronic bk.)
  • 083309145X (electronic bk.)
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