Accession Number:

ADA402586

Title:

Long-Term Health Consequences and Sources of Health Care for RPOWs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The goal of the Repatriated Prisoners of War RPOW program and the Center for Prisoner of War Studies is to evaluate the former prisoners and their experience to learn how to help others from future conflicts. CNA was asked to do a descriptive study of the general health status of prisoners of the Vietnam War, nearly 25 years after their repatriation. We have shown that the RPOWs are now in poorer health than those in the control group and a group of like-aged retired military personnel.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE