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Navy Veteran Pernell Baker is a patient at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. VA patients like him took 
part in guided tour research at other VA sites to let researchers know their thoughts and feelings about the care they receive.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ranks as one of the nation's leaders in health research. Thousands of studies are conducted at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes each year. This research has significantly contributed to advancements in health care for Veterans and other Americans from every walk of life... Learn more



See also: Million Veteran Program (MVP), VA sponsored Clinical Trials


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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. VA researchers are looking at ways to delay and prevent the disease, and to support Alzheimer’s caregivers... Learn more

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Study finds 'notable gains' in VA surgery outcomes

Study finds 'notable gains' in VA surgery outcomes

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Reuters reported on a VA-Baylor College of Medicine study that found significant improvements between 1999 and 2014 in surgical outcomes for VA patients. The gains are attributed to the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program, which has served as a model for private systems.

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