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The Sound Health Association: A Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization
HRD-77-119: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
The Sound Health Association, Inc., of Tacoma, Washington, is a consumer-owned, prepaid health plan and was the first health maintenance organization qualified by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) under the Health Maintenance Organization Act. The provision of health care services on the basis of prepaid rates provides incentives for the organization to emphasize preventive me...
Medicare Payments for Services of Supervisory and Teaching Physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital
B-164031(4): Published: Nov 13, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Medicare Payments for Services of Salaried Supervisory and Teaching Physicians at Herman Kiefer Hospital
B-164031(4): Published: Aug 21, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
FDA's Approach to Reviewing Over-the-Counter Drugs Is Reasonable, but Progress Is Slow
HRD-82-41: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
GAO reported on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter drugs, a review which began in 1972 and which is not expected to be completed until 1990.The FDA strategy for reviewing over-the-counter drugs involves making a scientific analysis of available data and setting standards of safety and effectiveness for each ingredient used in cla...
Speeding Up the Drug Review Process: Results Encouraging but Progress Slow
HRD-82-16: Published: Nov 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) drug review process to determine the status and effectiveness of FDA efforts to reduce the processing time of new drug applications. The review concentrated on: (1) recent new drug application approval data to determine whether FDA was making progress in speeding up the process; (2) implementation of a number of recent FDA initiatives aimed at...
Medicare Home Health Services: A Difficult Program To Control
HRD-81-155: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1981.
GAO assessed various Medicare claims to determine the reasonableness and medical necessity of skilled nursing care and therapy, the need for home health aide services, and compliance with the homebound and other requirements of the Medicare program. Aide services provide for the personal care of the beneficiary and represent about one-third of all visits provided under the program. Because family...
Health Systems Plans: A Poor Framework for Promoting Health Care Improvements
HRD-81-93: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
The National Health Planning and Resources Development Act established health systems agencies (HSA) with responsibility for planning health services within a particular geographic area. The Act also established State health planning and development agencies and statewide health coordinating councils to deal with health care needs from the perspective of the entire State. The adequacy of health sy...
Mental Health Programs for Federal Employees
FPCD-81-15: Published: Mar 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1981.
The loss in Federal productivity because of mental health problems, such as alcoholism, can be considerable. Information was obtained on what mental health programs a sample of Federal agencies are providing their employees and, where possible, on the success of these programs.The primary mental health program available to Federal employees is counseling services for alcohol and drug abuse problem...
Research Planning and Evaluation at the National Institutes of Health and Aspects of Advisory Council Operations
HRD-81-18: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
GAO reported on the research planning, funding, and evaluation process of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the roles of its advisory councils in this process, and the selection of advisory council members.GAO found that while, the institutes establish their own planning processes, the methods used, the criteria considered, and the groups involved are basically similar. Priority research pr...