Health care personnel (31 - 40 of 72 items)
Veterans' Affairs: Potential Costs of Changes in Licensing Requirement Outweigh Benefit
HEHS-99-106: Published: May 21, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether changing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care personnel licensing requirements would effect VA's health care system, focusing on: (1) comparing VA's physician employment requirements and processes with those of other federal agencies; (2) comparing VA's requirements with those of private sector health care organiza...
Medical Readiness: Efforts Are Underway for DOD Training in Civilian Trauma Centers
NSIAD-98-75: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) demonstration program that would provide trauma care training for military medical personnel through one or more public or nonprofit hospitals, focusing on: (1) the status of the demonstration program and DOD's actions to meet the legislative provisions; (2) other initiatives aimed at traini...
Medicare: Clarification of Provisions Regarding Private Contracts Between Physicians and Beneficiaries
HEHS-98-98R: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1998.
GAO reviewed information about section 4507 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) and issues regarding beneficiaries' access to physicians and their options for private contracting.GAO noted that: (1) available information indicates that Medicare beneficiaries have ready access to physicians; (2) overall, about 96 percent of physicians accept and treat Medicare patients; (3) while 4 percent of...
Health Professions Education: Clarifying the Role of Title VII and VIII Programs Could Improve Accountability
T-HEHS-97-117: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO discussed reauthorizing health professions education programs established under Title VII and Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act.GAO noted that: (1) the effectiveness of Title VII and VIII programs will remain difficult to measure as long as they are authorized to support a broad range of health care objectives without common goals, outcome measures, and reporting requirements; (2) th...
Wartime Medical Care: Personnel Requirements Still Not Resolved
NSIAD-96-173: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO studied the reasonableness of the models each military service uses to determine appropriate wartime medical personnel force levels, focusing on the models' results, their methodologies, and their inclusion of active duty and reserve medical personnel.GAO found that: (1) in 1995, each service used its own model to determine wartime medical personnel requi...
National Health Service Corps: Opportunities to Stretch Scarce Dollars and Improve Provider Placement
HEHS-96-28: Published: Nov 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship and loan repayment programs, focusing on: (1) the programs' costs and benefits; and (2) whether NHSC has distributed available providers to as many eligible areas as possible.GAO found that: (1) the loan repayment program costs less per year of obligated service, and loan recipients more often ex...
Health Care Shortage Areas: Designations Not a Useful Tool for Directing Resources to the Underserved
HEHS-95-200: Published: Sep 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) systems for identifying geographical areas where access to medical care is limited, focusing on: (1) how well the systems identify areas with primary care shortages; (2) how well the systems target federal funding to the underserved; and (3) whether the HHS proposal to combine the systems would lead to improvements.GAO found that: (1)...
Wartime Medical Care: Aligning Sound Requirements with New Combat Care Approaches Is Key to Restructuring Force
T-NSIAD-95-129: Published: Mar 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed wartime medical requirements, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) study of the military medical care system. GAO noted that: (1) the DOD study concluded that wartime requirements could be met with fewer physicians and beds than those planned for fiscal year 1999; (2) reducing the size of the DOD medical system would probably not result i...
VA Health Care: VA Medical Centers Need to Improve Monitoring of High-Risk Patients
HRD-94-27: Published: Dec 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) procedures for locating patients missing from its medical facilities, focusing on: (1) whether patients leaving VA facilities without authorization is a pervasive problem; (2) how many VA patients are unaccounted for; (3) whether VA patient reporting and search procedures are effective; and (4) the extent th...
Health Care Access: Innovative Programs Using Nonphysicians
HRD-93-128: Published: Aug 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on innovative programs that use nonphysician providers to increase public access to health care, focusing on: (1) the method used by the Indian Health Service (IHS) to deliver emergency and primary care to remote areas; and (2) Florida's integration of the program into a medically underserved urban setting.GAO found that: (1) the Alaska...