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Mon December 26, 2011
Milwaukee VA Cuts In-Patient Stays
Originally published on Mon December 26, 2011 4:16 am
The VA hospital in Milwaukee is shortening its residential mental health treatment programs. Doctors there say the shortened stay — from 90 to 45 days — will mean more intense treatment and will make it easier for veterans to transition back into society sooner. Some patients worry about being pushed out too soon.