Program Evaluation of Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) and Reassessment Processes (PDHRA) Processes
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
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Vanderbilts study used de-identified Service member SM PDHA and PDHRA responses and Military Health System contacts anonymous SM surveys analysis of de-identified assessment recordings and assessment site observations and interviews with key unit and program administrators. Key findings included the PDHRA was associated with increased medical contacts regardless of referral status SM responses on the assessment were the primary factor in clinician queries and referral decisions clinician documentation and referral decisions were less consistent than SM responses assessments conducted telephonically led to similar findings as those conducted face-to-face regarding clinician concerns, but resulted in fewer referrals factors in the context of the assessment were associated with SM openness clinicians could benefit from PDHRA-specific training educational resources were valued by the SM but not commonly provided and the additional questions about alcohol use did not provide added value. Recommendations were provided.
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