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December 5, 2011

Investigation Reveals Military Brain Injury Testing has Failed

Filed under: Uncategorized — veteranclaims @ 7:23 pm

Full article at: Military program fails at detecting brain injuries in war veterans
ProPublica and NPR staff | Dec 03, 2011
Editor’s note: This story was produced by Joaquin Sapien and T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Daniel Zwerdling, NPR.

“[A]n investigation by ProPublica and NPR has found, the testing program has failed to deliver on its promise, offering soldiers the appearance of help, but not the reality.

Racing to satisfy Congress’ mandate, the military chose a test that wasn’t actually proven to detect TBI: the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric, or ANAM. Four years later, more than a million troops have taken the test at a cost of more than $42 million to taxpayers, yet the military still has no reliable way to catch brain injuries.”

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