VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other leading professional organizations, has developed clinical practice guidelines for military servicemembers and veterans for a number of medical and mental health conditions. These guidelines address patient cohorts, serve to reduce errors, and provide consistent quality of care and utilization of resources throughout and between the VA and DoD health care systems. The guidelines are also cornerstones for accountability and facilitate learning and the conduct of research. The guidelines are endorsed by the VA/DoD Evidence Based Practice Work Group.