Health care planning (11 - 18 of 18 items)
VA Health Care: Resource Allocations to Medical Centers in the Mid South Healthcare Network
GAO-04-444: Published: Apr 21, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
Since fiscal year 1997, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has relied primarily on its 21 health care networks to allocate resources to its medical centers. VA headquarters also directly allocates some resources to the medical centers. In addition, medical centers collect resources from third-party insurance payments and other sources. VA provides general guidance to\ networks for resource al...
VA Health Care: Efforts to Improve Veterans' Access to Primary Care Services
T-HEHS-96-134: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan to improve veterans' access to primary health care. GAO noted that: (1) by creating new access points, VA may be able to cost-effectively improve users' access to health care and reduce the inequities in veterans' access caused by geographic inaccessibility; (2) creating new access points may increase costs dramatically, since VA failure...
VA RPM Data--Florida
HEHS-96-110R: Published: Mar 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Resource Planning and Management (RPM) system. GAO found that: (1) VA uses RPM to allot resources among its medical facilities; (2) while RPM has identified inequities in Florida's resource distribution, VA has not yet used it to redistribute these resources fairly; and (3) it is unclear whether VA funding a...
VA Medical Resources Allocation System
HEHS-95-252R: Published: Sep 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Resource Planning and Management System (RPM). GAO noted that: (1) RPM appears to be an improvement over previous VA resource allocation systems, since it forecasts expected workloads and provides data to better match resources to anticipated workloads; (2) RPM reduces the ability of facilities to take advan...
Veterans' Health Care: Efforts to Make VA Competitive May Create Significant Risks
T-HEHS-94-197: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the potential effects of health reforms on veterans' health care, focusing on the: (1) legal and structural barriers that could limit the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ability to restructure its health care facilities into managed care plans and compete with private-sector health plans; (2) extent to which the Health Security Act would overcome those barriers; and (3) potentia...
VA Health Care: VA's Planning for Potential Gulf Coast Hospitals
HRD-86-148BR: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the Veterans Administration (VA) develops service areas for new hospitals and whether it used this methodology when establishing the service areas for potential VA hospitals in Mobile, Alabama, and Okaloosa County, Florida; and (2) whether VA should adjust projected work loads for the potential facilities due to a high co...
VA Justification for Construction of Nursing Home Care Units at Amarillo, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona
HRD-85-80: Published: Aug 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) justification for the two nursing home care unit construction projects proposed in its fiscal year 1986 budget to determine whether: (1) VA adequately considered local needs and resources and less costly alternatives to new construction; and (2) VA planners followed the Medical District Initiated Program Planning...
Inappropriate Number of Acute Care Beds Planned by VA for New Hospitals
HRD-78-102: Published: May 17, 1978. Publicly Released: May 17, 1978.
The Veterans Administration (VA) is planning four replacement hospitals as part of its construction program. VA relied on historical patient work load data trends projected to 1985 from each of the existing facilities in making its estimates of future bed requirements. However, historical data on patient use of existing facilities are not considered a good indicator of future needs if lower-cost a...