Health resources utilization (81 - 83 of 83 items)
Electron Microscopy in Veterans Administration Hospitals: Planning, Distribution, and Control Need Improvement
HRD-78-75: Published: Jul 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1978.
The electron microscope (EM) is a device which produces highly magnified images used in clinical diagnostic applications to examine the microstructure of thin sections of biological tissue. Individual EM's in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals have cost up to $82,000, and a complete EM unit, including remodeled facilities, purchase and installation, darkroom, and photographic equipment and sup...
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...
Many Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories Underused in Veterans Administration Hospitals: Better Planning and Control Needed
HRD-76-168: Published: Feb 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1977.
Better management and control of costly cardiac catheterization laboratories is needed in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals.Of 12 laboratories reviewed, 11 did not meet minimum VA work load standards of 150 patients a year. Some duplicated services that were available at nearby hospitals. Eight of the 12 laboratories were not located at hospitals where cardiovascular surgery is regularly perf...