Health care facilities (71 - 79 of 79 items)
Veterans' Benefits: Availability of Benefits in American Samoa
HRD-93-16: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) provision of medical services and other benefits, such as pensions and home loans, to veterans in American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) the medical facilities in American Samoa are limited; (2) supply problems have affected patient care; (3) the primary purpose of visiting doctors was to perform examinations fo...
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...
S. 266, a Bill To Establish a Federal Interagency Medical Resources Committee
115544: Jun 17, 1981
Comments were presented on two recently introduced legislative proposals to encourage the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) to cooperate more fully in providing health care to Federal beneficiaries both during peacetime and in the event of war. S. 266 would establish a Federal interagency medical resources committee to ensure, through increased sharing, the most effi...
Role and Use of Optometry in the Veterans Administration Need Improvement
HRD-78-129: Published: Jun 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1978.
The Veterans Administration's (VA) Department of Medicine and Surgery is responsible for providing medical care (including optometry) for eligible veterans. A significant percentage of veterans have eye/vision disorders which require care.Under the VA present eye/vision program, many veterans may not be receiving the needed care. In comparison to other health care systems, VA employs few optometri...
Legislation Needed To Encourage Better Use of Federal Medical Resources and Remove Obstacles to Interagency Sharing
HRD-78-54: Published: Jun 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1978.
Concern has been expressed about the increasing costs of medical care in the Nation. The Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration (VA), and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) have the major responsibility for providing health care directly to beneficiaries. Several laws have been enacted to encourage regional cooperation in health care.Federal agencies' participation...
Better Services at Reduced Costs Through an Improved 'Personal Care' Program Recommended for Veterans
HRD-78-107: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
As part of outpatient care for veterans, the Veterans Administration (VA) operates a community care program in which veterans live in residences other than their own under VA supervision. Within this program, the personal care residence (PCR) program functions as an alternative to long-term institutionalization of psychiatric, medical, and surgical patients. In PCR, or foster home, a sponsor provi...
Findings and Recommendations Contained in Prior GAO Reports on Areas Similar to Those Covered in the National Academy of Sciences' June 1977 Report on Health Care for Veterans
103759: Oct 17, 1977
Follow-up reviews were performed on recommendations contained in GAO reports dealing with subjects covered by the National Academy of Sciences in its June 12, 1977, report on health care for veterans. Reports dealt with: (1) Veterans Administration (VA) contracts with architect-engineering firms; (2) methodology used by VA to determine bed size and the complement of new and replacement hospitals;...
Summary of Issued GAO Reports Relating to Health Care for Veterans
HRD-77-138: Published: Aug 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1977.
Previous GAO reports on health care for veterans dealt with Veterans Administration facilities, staffing, hospital care, and medical school affiliations.In a review of VA contracts with architect-engineering firms, recommendations were made to better determine a firm's responsibility for deficiencies. In a report on methodology for determining needs for beds in hospitals, it was recommended that a...