James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center merger and other VA/DoD collaborative arrangements. These studies should address the implementation issues involved in establishing collaborative arrangements, including leadership, governance, communication, organizational culture, coordination, incentives, and related factors associated with improved access, quality, slowing of the increase in the cost of care, and military readiness.

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