Health resources utilization (81 - 90 of 100 items)
VA/DOD Health Care: Further Opportunities To Increase the Sharing of Medical Resources
HRD-88-51: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation to promote their sharing of health care resources, to determine: (1) whether the two agencies took full advantage of opportunities to share their resources; (2) the adequacy of current incentives to share resources; (3) whether there were any b...
Defense Health Programs: Sharing of DOD Aeromedical Evacuation System With VA Could Reduce Costs
HRD-87-98: Published: Jul 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation to promote greater sharing of health care resources between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically between the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base and the VA outpatient clinic, both in Anchorage, Alaska.GAO found that: (1) VA use of the DOD aer...
Medicaid: Determining Cost-Effectiveness of Home and Community-Based Services
HRD-87-61: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
GAO reviewed states' reports on Medicaid home- and community-based service (HCBS) programs to determine whether the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) was collecting accurate and useful information on HCBS programs. HCFA collects the data to ensure that the cost of Medicaid HCBS programs does not exceed the estimated cost of providing nursing home care to HCBS recipients.GAO found that: (...
VA Health Care: Support Lacking for Mission Change at Miles City, Montana, Medical Center
HRD-87-13: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) proposal to change the Miles City, Montana, medical center from a predominately acute care to a predominately extended care facility, specifically: (1) the justification for the proposed change; (2) whether the change would be in the best interests of area veterans; and (3) how easily VA could implement the cha...
Health Insurance: Comparison of Coverage for Federal and Private Sector Employees
HRD-87-32BR: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared selected health care benefits provided under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and private sector health insurance programs over a 6-year period; (2) identified the cost of adding to the federal program selected health care benefits; (3) analyzed levels of FEHBP coverage for mental health benefits; and (4) obtained infor...
VA Health Care: Too Many Operating Rooms Being Planned and Built
HRD-86-78: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) method for determining operating room requirements in new and replacement hospitals and identified the differences between VA-stated operating room needs and the requirements a GAO surgical work-load model identified.GAO found that VA is developing an operating room planning model at its Ann Arbor Medical Center that will permit planners to: (1) use...
Medical Care Planning and Construction Planning in the Veterans Administration
129592: Apr 10, 1986
GAO commented on: (1) the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical care and construction planning processes; (2) a contractor's study of the VA construction process; (3) the proposed merger of the VA Department of Medicine and Surgery and the Office of Construction; and (4) the sizing of surgical suites in new VA hospitals. GAO noted that: (1) VA financial management systems are not producing accura...
DOD Health Care: Analysis of Selected Military Medical Facility Construction Projects
HRD-86-84BR: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) certain recommendations the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sizing Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Treatment Facilities made; (2) the need for a replacement facility for the Brooke Army Medical Center; (3) staffing at the Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center; (4) the possibility of closing Brooke and jointly staffing Wilford Hall with...
Constraining National Health Care Expenditures: Achieving Quality Care at an Affordable Cost
HRD-85-105: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO reviewed the factors which contributed to increases in national health care expenditures to determine: (1) what efforts have been attempted in the public and private sectors to constrain expenditures; and (2) what methods could be used to minimize the costs of the health care system without reducing the access to quality care.GAO found that: (1) national health expenditures have increased from...
A Proposal for Transferring St. Elizabeths Hospital to the District of Columbia
HRD-84-48: Published: Apr 19, 1984. Publicly Released: May 21, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO proposed a method for transferring control of St. Elizabeths Hospital from the Department of Health and Human Services to the District of Columbia.GAO proposed a comprehensive mental health care system for the District. Under the proposed system, primary mental health care would be shifted from St. Elizabeths to community-based programs and facilities. Thre...