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Rebuilding the Trust: Independent Review Group Report on Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center

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Technical Report

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Independent Review Group on Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes Falls Church United States

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Following the disclosure of deficiencies in outpatient services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, reported by the Washington Post in February 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates commissioned an independent panel to review current rehabilitative care and administrative processes at both Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This is the final report of the Independent Review Group. It is intended to communicate the impartial and unbiased review of the continuum of care, leadership, policy, and oversight issues. Additionally, this report offers detailed discussion of the Independent Review Groups findings and offers alternatives and recommendations, as appropriate, to correct deficiencies and prevent them from occurring in the future. Many of the Groups findings are not new. Numerous reports by agencies within both the executive and legislative branches of government have previously identified the problem areas. Regrettably, many of these problems still exist. The Groups goal in this report is to set forth actionable recommendations to the appropriate authorities to improve health care services for servicemembers and veterans.

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  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

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