The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health - Veterans Enhanced Treatment (REACH VET). The new program analyzes existing data from veterans' health records to identify those at a statistically elevated risk for suicide, hospitalization, illness or other adverse outcomes. Once a veteran is identified, his or her VA mental health or primary care provider reaches out to check on the veteran's well-being and review their condition(s) and treatment plans to determine if enhanced care is needed. The program began as a pilot in October and is now fully implemented across VA.
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