Patient care services (61 - 65 of 65 items)
Information on Veterans' Ability To Defray the Cost of Their Inpatient Care
HRD-85-63: Published: May 3, 1985. Publicly Released: May 3, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) comprehensive reform of eligibility criteria for medical care which will include an income-based test for veterans with no service-connected disabilities. GAO determined the extent to which veterans under age 65 who received inpatient care had incomes that permitted them to pay for that care.GAO found that: (1) veterans with service-connected disabil...
Alleged Irregularities at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Manhattan, New York
HRD-81-70: Published: Apr 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Veterans Administration's (VA) investigation of alleged irregularities involving the surgical service at the Manhattan VA Medical Center. The review focused on the adequacy of the investigations conducted by the VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and whether the Manhattan VA Medical Center has corrected the problems identified by OIG. The allegations included...
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...
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;...