Health care personnel (51 - 60 of 72 items)
DOD Health Care: Extent to Which Military Physicians Perform Administrative Tasks
HRD-89-53: Published: Feb 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the extent to which military physicians performed routine administrative and clerical tasks; and (2) efforts to define and alleviate the problem.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military services agree that physicians perform administrative and clerical tasks which detract from clinical practice time and adversely af...
VA Health Care: Language Barriers Between Providers and Patients Have Been Reduced
HRD-89-40: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) efforts to correct English-language proficiency problems among some of its health care providers.GAO found that after 1977 legislation became effective, VA: (1) developed and periodically updated its policies and procedures to reduce English-language proficiency problems in its facilities; (2) required its fore...
Health Care: Availability in the Texas-Mexico Border Area
HRD-89-12: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on health problems and the availability of health care in the Texas-Mexico border area counties.GAO found that the Texas-Mexico border area: (1) extended about 1,000 miles, comprised 16 counties, and had 1.5 million inhabitants, 73 percent of whom were Hispanic; (2) reported a higher general birth rate and lower death rate than the Unit...
Mental Health Care: Licensing and Certification Requirements for Staff in State Hospitals
HRD-87-38FS: Published: Jan 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' minimum licensing and certification requirements for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses who work directly with patients in state mental hospitals.GAO found that, of the responding states: (1) 39 percent require licenses for physicians and nurses; (2) 27 percent require a license or certifi...
Medicare: Documenting Teaching Physician Services Still a Problem
HRD-86-36: Published: Jan 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1986.
In accordance with a provision of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, GAO reviewed the amounts that teaching physicians and hospitals billed to Medicare carriers to determine whether payments had been made under the requirements of the Social Security Act.Medicare pays for the services of teaching physicians in hospitals that operate postgraduate programs for resident physicians as well as for the...
Physician Questionnaire Results
089067: Feb 25, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Results of Physician Questionnaire
B-146858: Published: Feb 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
A survey was conducted of physicians assigned to seven military hospitals to obtain their opinions concerning conditions influencing the quality of medical care. An area of particular interest was the physician assistant (PA) programs of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.Physicians are substantially dissatisfied with the adequacy of PA staffing levels. Comments from officials at some military hospital...
Review of the Medical School Affiliation Program at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, D.C.
102222: Apr 14, 1977
The responses to a questionnaire sent to most physicians employed at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital identified certain deficiencies at the hospital which could have an adverse impact on the quality of the care that patients receive.The medical school affiliation plays a large part in attracting physicians to the hospital. Most of the physicians were satisfied with the...
Administration of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program
B-164031(4): Published: Mar 12, 1974. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...