To the Editor Steenkamp1 and Yehuda and Hoge’s2 Viewpoint articles do not take into account the art and the science of evidence-based treatment. Recommendations from the Institute of Medicine report3 include that (1) the Department of Defense/Veterans Administration should measure patients’ progress across treatment and (2) patients should receive evidence-based treatment with fidelity and innovative programs should include evaluation to establish their effectiveness.
Rothbaum BO. Treatment Options for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(7):756. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0563