Health care services (71 - 79 of 79 items)
VA Health Care: Challenges and Options for the Future
T-HEHS-95-147: Published: May 9, 1995. Publicly Released: May 9, 1995.
GAO discussed the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care program, focusing on: (1) actions needed to improve VA hospitals' efficiency; (2) challenges that threaten the long-term viability of the VA health care system; and (3) options for restructuring the VA health care system. GAO noted that: (1) VA lags far behind the private sector in improving hospital efficiency; (2) VA...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-94-199W: Published: Jul 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
GAO presented a list and selected summaries of reports and testimonies published in May and June 1994 and a list of reports and testimonies published between July 1992 and June 1994 relating to such issues as: (1) health services and benefits; (2) elementary, secondary and school-to-work educational programs; (3) employment and training programs; (4) occupational safety and health; (5) social secu...
VA and the Health Security Act
HEHS-94-159R: Published: May 9, 1994. Publicly Released: May 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed Health Security Act, focusing on: (1) the provisions that pertain directly to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); (2) other provisions of the Health Security Act that pertain to veterans health care; and (3) a comparison of the health care services that would be covered under the Health Security Act with the health care services c...
VA Health Care: Comparison of VA Benefits With Other Public and Private Programs
HRD-93-94: Published: Jul 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the health care benefits available under major public and private programs; and (2) analyzed the potential effects of existing benefit differences on veterans' use of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system.GAO found that: (1) VA has a broader range of covered services than other health benefits programs, but no veteran is...
Survey of VA Outpatient Medical and Dental Program
089547: Aug 10, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Health Care Needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Should Be Assessed
HRD-78-84: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Veterans Administration's (VA's) furnishing of hospital care and medical treatment for nonservice-connected disabilities under contracts with private facilities and arrangements with private physicians in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was reviewed. The review was directed toward: the use made of the VA's authority to provide medical treatment and hospital care for nonservice-connected dis...
Views on H.R. 3971
B-204289: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO was asked to comment on proposed legislation which would direct the Comptroller General to assign one employee of GAO to each Veterans Administration (VA) facility providing hospital care. The employee would function as an ombudsman, investigating and reporting on patients' complaints of inadequate health care or treatment. GAO was also asked for the estimated costs of the proposal. Many organ...
A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: Health
OISS-81-8: Published: Jan 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1981.
Periodically, GAO produces a special publication dealing with information in a particular field. Health Bibliography contains references to documents concerning health, medicine, health care management, and environmental hazards among other topics. The publication also includes references to audit reports, staff studies, speeches, testimonies, and other GAO documents. The bibliography can be used...
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...