Health care programs (81 - 90 of 104 items)
Health Care Spending: Nonpolicy Factors Account for Most State Differences
HRD-92-36: Published: Feb 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) per capita spending for health services in each state; (2) reasons for the differences in spending levels between states; and (3) extent to which state cost-containment policies have contributed to decreased health spending.GAO found that: (1) in over half of the states, health spending is within 10 percent of the U.S. average personal hea...
Canadian Health Insurance: Lessons for the United States
T-HRD-91-35: Published: Jun 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
GAO discussed the implications of adopting the Canadian health insurance system for U.S. health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) if the United States adopted key features of the Canadian approach, it could offer health insurance to all residents without adding to national health expenditures; (2) Canada spent less on insurance, since its publicly financed single-payer system eliminated costs assoc...
The High Cost of Health
145025: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 13, Summer/Fall 1991, discusses the high costs of health care and health insurance in the United States, focusing on: (1) the factors to which rising health care costs can be attributed; (2) various health care cost-containment methods that have failed; and (3) reforms that could significantly curb the overall growth of health-care spending...
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...
126456: Mar 19, 1985
GAO discussed H.R. 1370, a bill to give beneficiaries protection under the health care programs of the Social Security Act from unfit health care practitioners and entities. A review of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) authority to exclude such practitioners identified several significant gaps which allow these practitioners to continue working within the system. The bill would a...
Ways To Reduce the Cost of Medical Referral Programs in Micronesia and American Samoa
NSIAD-84-139: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the medical capabilities and medical referral problems in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.During the last 3 years, the local governments in the territories reviewed have incurred costs of about $15 million for referring patients...
Costs of Physician and Psychiatric Care--Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
B-133142: Published: Jul 19, 1971. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Health Care Needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Should Be Assessed
HRD-78-84: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Veterans Administration's (VA's) furnishing of hospital care and medical treatment for nonservice-connected disabilities under contracts with private facilities and arrangements with private physicians in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was reviewed. The review was directed toward: the use made of the VA's authority to provide medical treatment and hospital care for nonservice-connected dis...
Information on Health Development Corporation
HRD-81-114: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: May 24, 1982.
GAO was asked for information relating to the Health Development Corporation (HDC). The objectives of the review were to determine whether community and migrant health centers were complying with certain legislative requirements and to assess the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) management and administrative practices relating to community and migrant health center programs.Because o...
DOD and Rand Corporation Studies Do Not Provide an Adequate Basis for Deciding on a Military Physician Assistant Grade Structure
FPCD-82-36: Published: Mar 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the use of physician assistants within the Department of Defense (DOD). Specifically, GAO analyzed the conflicting findings and recommendations of two independent studies of the physician assistant grade structure; one study was conducted by DOD, and the other was conducted for the Air Force by the Rand Corporation. It was pointed out that the Army, Navy, and Air Force...