Substance abuse as a predictor of VA medical care utilization among vietnam veterans

@article{Virgo1999SubstanceAA,
  title={Substance abuse as a predictor of VA medical care utilization among vietnam veterans},
  author={Katherine S. Virgo and M.P.E. Rumi Kato Price and Edward L. Spitznagel and Ted H. C. Ji D.Sc.},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={26},
  pages={126-139}
}
The primary objective was to determine whether Vietnam veterans who had alcohol or drug use problems prior to, during, or immediately after the war used Veterans Administration (VA) health care services more intensively during the next two decades than Vietnam veterans without these behaviors. The secondary objective was to identify predictors of VA health services utilization among data collected at service discharge. Logistic and ordinary least squares regression were used to model the effect… CONTINUE READING