The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is researching how to improve the quality of care for veterans in rural areas with serious or chronic conditions. A telehealth collaborative care study is surveying about 800 veterans in rural areas in Texas and Georgia who have been diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. The survey focuses on regions where VA has an HIV specialty clinic. The study claims that approximately 18 percent of the 24,000 veterans in care for HIV infection in the U.S. Live in rural areas and have limited access to specialized health care for their disease. An abstract of the study is available on the VA website. For more information, read the Military.com article.
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