Disability Rating and 1-Year Mortality Among Veterans With Service-Connected Health Conditions.

CONCLUSIONS: The combined disability rating is an important determinant of short-term survival among veterans with service-connected health conditions. Veterans with a 100% disability rating comprise a highly select group with increased short-term risk of death due at least in part to their military service. Future studies assessing the relationships among combat exposure, age, duration of disability, disability ratings, and survival would be valuable. PMID: 30223760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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