Institute for Medical Research works with its investigators and faculty to offer educational initiatives to improve the lives and health of our veterans.
Some interesting publications are as follows:
Research at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1953 - 2005): An Overview [Hardcover] Joseph C. Greenfield (Author)
Research has been a major factor at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center since the inception in 1953. This book details these activities. The primary focus is on the investigators, describing the nature of their research and their involvement in patient care activities. A number of these individuals have made major contributions to research, not only at the VA, but at Duke University Medical Center and at a number of other academic institutions. The research activities continue to be a vibrant component of the VA mission. Dr. Joseph C. Greenfield, Jr. is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Director of the Heart Station at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care is Better Than Yours [Paperback]
The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. "Best Care Anywhere" shows how a government bureaucracy, working with little notice, is setting the standard for best practices and cost reduction while the private sector is lagging in both areas. Author Phillip Longman challenges conventional wisdom by explaining exactly how market forces work to lower quality and raise prices in the healthcare sector, and how U.S. medical practices have a weak basis in science. The book, expanded from a widely praised article in the "Washington Monthly," mixes hard facts with author Philip Longmans' compelling human story of the loss of his wife to cancer. Part manifesto, part moving memoir, "Best Care Anywhere" offers new hope for addressing a major problem of contemporary society that affects all of us.