(NEW YORK) — Almost 25,000 veterans were examined for traumatic brain injuries by Veterans Affairs medical providers who were not qualified to diagnose them, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has admitted. Since 2007, VA guidelines have required one of four specialists — psychiatrists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons or a neurologists — to diagnose traumatic brain injury in patients. These specialists generally have the most experience with the symptoms and treatments of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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