Health care personnel (41 - 50 of 72 items)
VA Health Care: Inadequate Enforcement of Federal Ethics Requirements at VA Medical Centers
HRD-93-39S: Published: May 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 14, 1993.
GAO provided a supplement evaluating the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) responses to a previous GAO report and recommendations concerning senior VA medical center managers' dual employment at medical schools and the possibility for conflict-of-interest.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has acknowledged that conflict-of-interest situations may have occurred and that enforc...
Utilization Review: Information on External Review Organizations
HRD-93-22FS: Published: Nov 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed utilization review organizations (URO), focusing on: (1) the size and ownership of URO; (2) the professional qualifications of staff involved in utilization review decisions; (3) the complexity of decisions made by various staff; (4) appeal procedures; (5) clinical review criteria used by URO; and (6) quality assurance procedures implemented to ens...
VA Health Care: Medical Centers Are Not Correcting Identified Quality Assurance Problems
HRD-93-20: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) administration of medical centers, focusing on: (1) inadequate reporting and investigation of patient incidents; and (2) VA failure to properly document the supervision of resident physicians.GAO found that: (1) four of the five medical centers visited underreported patient incidents involving deaths and med...
Health Care: Reduction in Resident Physician Work Hours Will Not Be Easy to Attain
HRD-93-24BR: Published: Nov 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed resident physicians' work hours and the quality of care delivered, focusing on: (1) resident sleep deprivation and its impact on the quality of care; (2) sleep deprivation effects on nonphysician job performance, safety, and health; and (3) the effectiveness of implementing regulations to limit residents' hours.GAO found that: (1) long work hours a...
Medicare: Payments for Medically Directed Anesthesia Services Should Be Reduced
HRD-92-25: Published: Mar 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether: (1) payments to anesthesiologists are excessive for services provided when they concurrently direct certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA); and (2) reduced payments resulting from the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 have affected the use and employment of CRNA.GAO found that: (1) Medicare is providing an economic...
National Health Service Corps: Program Unable to Meet Need for Physicians in Underserved Areas
HRD-90-128: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the decline in the number of physicians in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).GAO found that: (1) the number of physicians in the NHSC scholarship program declined from 1600 in 1985 to 215 in 1989; (2) the scholarship program made nearly 10,500 health professionals, 80 percent of which were physicians, available for service; (3) other public...
Access to Medical Care at Overseas Military Hospitals
T-HRD-90-20: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1990.
GAO discussed military personnel and dependents access to care at six overseas military hospitals. GAO noted that: (1) access to care was a major concern at all six facilities, with particular problems in such dependent-oriented specialties as obstetrics, family practice, and pediatrics, while the orthopedic and psychiatry specialties presented access problems affecting both active-duty personnel...
Defense Health Care: Military Physicians' Views on Military Medicine
HRD-90-1: Published: Mar 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the results of its survey of 1,500 active-duty physicians to assess the: (1) likelihood that they would leave the military; and (2) factors that influenced their decisions to leave the service.GAO found that: (1) almost half of the surveyed physicians indicated at least a 70-percent probability that they would leave the military afte...
DOD Health Care: Issues Involving Military Nurse Specialists
HRD-89-20: Published: Mar 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) policies concerning military nurse anesthetists, midwives, and practitioners, focusing on military policies on nursing practice and supervision.GAO found that: (1) generally, DOD physicians were responsible for care provided to patients in military medical facilities; (2) DOD did not permit nonphysicians to perf...
Military Physicians' Views on Factors Which Influence Their Career Decisions
T-HRD-89-10: Published: Mar 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1989.
GAO discussed the results of its survey of 1500 active-duty military physicians' attitudes and opinions on military medicine, focusing on: (1) the extent to which physicians planned to leave military service; (2) military physicians' views on the adequacy of their compensation; and (3) factors affecting physicians' decisions to continue or leave military service. GAO found that: (1) about 70 perce...