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Comment & Response
February 20, 2020

Cochlear Implant Access for Veterans

Author Affiliations
  • 1VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington
  • 2New York University Langone Medical Center, New York
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(4):386-387. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4793

To the Editor As members of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Cochlear Implant Advisory Board, we read with interest the article “Geographic Disparities in US Veterans’ Access to Cochlear Implant Care Within the Veterans Health Administration System.”1 This study used GIS tools to analyze the 2016 US Census data of the number of veterans in different regions of the country to approximate a person-adjusted distance measure of veteran access to cochlear implant services in the VHA. We would like to contribute the following comments and updates.

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