Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:FY (fiscal year), PRC (polytrauma rehabilitation center), PSC (Polytrauma System of Care), TBI (traumatic brain injury), VA (Department of Veterans Affairs)
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Supported by the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office leadership.
The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this article are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Department of Defense, or any other federal agency, position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.
Publication of this article was supported by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.