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November 19, 2009

Tens of Thousands of Health Tracking Electronic Records Missing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 10:19 pm

Hopefully more will come out on the lost records, such as were they associated with troops that were filing claims or reporting a disability, or seeking counseling?

Full Article at:
Troops’ post-deployment questionnaires missing

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON ā€“ “Congressional investigators said Thursday that tens of thousands of questionnaires aimed at measuring the mental and physical health of returning combat troops can’t be found.

As a result, the Government Accountability Office said, the military does not have reasonable assurances that the service members got the opportunity to report their health problems on the forms.

The forms are filled out electronically and used to track health problems among troops. They also give returning soldiers a chance to say if they’d like to see a counselor.

The GAO said about 20 percent of the questionnaires it sought during a set period were missing.”

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