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Friday, December 9, 2022

Burn pit registry is failing to help track vet illnesses, experts say | Military Times

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According to independent health experts’ research, the nearly ten-year-old Veterans Affairs registry intended to keep track of burn pit illnesses and assist veterans in receiving care for those injuries is failing to meet either of those objectives.

As a result, the effort needs to be drastically changed. A member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee examining the registry, Kristen Olson, director of sociological research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, called for “refinements or improvements that will enable the registry to serve as a population health surveillance system.” “The registry has no way to achieve this purpose or even to track changes in health patterns over time because register participants have no way to update their health information.” Olson made his remarks at a presentation of the report on Friday. Congress ordered the study after questions about the effectiveness of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry were raised.

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/burn-pits/2022/10/14/burn-pit-registry-is-failing-to-help-track-vet-illnesses-experts-say/

 

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  1. The registry online internet program does not work. Imagine that, and it’s low hanging fruit. The VA concept is the bare minimum and a bunch of civilians have jobs…

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