Health resources utilization (11 - 18 of 18 items)
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Congress has long encouraged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to share health resources to promote cost-effective use of health resources and efficient delivery of care. In February 2002, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs described VA and DOD health care resource sharing activities at nine locations. GAO was asked to describe the health resource sh...
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: Lessons Learned From Medical Facility Integrations
T-HEHS-97-184: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) facility integrations are a critical piece of VA's overall strategy to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of health service delivery to veterans; (2) VA's strategy is similar to how the private sector health care industry i...
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...
Review of VA's Proposed Hospital Bed and Staff Reductions for Fiscal Year 1979
HRD-78-134: Published: Jul 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1978.
An investigation was conducted of the Veterans Administration's (VA) rationale for cutting over 3,000 operating hospital beds and associated staff from its hospital system. Over the past decade, VA hospitals have been treating a larger number of patients with fewer beds. During that period, about 20,000 hospital beds have been eliminated from the VA system because of improved staffing and an incre...
Review of Veterans Administration's Methodology for Determining Hospital Bed Size
HRD-77-104: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The process used by the Veterans Administration to determine the bed size of new and replacement health care facilities was evaluated. Three of eight hospitals currently authorized for construction were analyzed.GAO's results from its computer-based model nearly agrees with the VA's proposed number of beds, but showed that the mix of beds was wrong. The VA was planning too many acute care beds and...