Accession Number:

ADA504843

Title:

DoD/VA Care Transition Process for Service Members Injured in OIF/OEF

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AUDITING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2008-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of the Department of Defense DoD and Veterans Affairs VA Inspectors General IG interagency evaluation of the health care transition processes for Service members severely injured in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom OIFOEF. On March 10, 2005, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness requested the DoD Inspector General perform a review of the DoDVA care transition process for Service members injured in OIFOEF, including medical hold and medical holdover programs in each of the Services see Appendix A. In May 2005, the DoD Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations met with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness to discuss project scope and identify objectives. Attendees agreed that the announced objectives would concentrate on the process, not individual cases, and address all Service components. Prior to announcing the project, the DoD IG team met with the VA Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections to form an interagency team. The combined approach facilitated the teams access to DoD and VA facilities, records, and decision makers. A joint team also allowed for a systemic examination of the process across agency boundaries and the formulation of recommendations for both Departments. The interagency IG team announced the project in July 2006 and began fieldwork immediately see Appendix B.R

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE