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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...
Veterans' Health Care: Use of VA Services by Medicare-Eligible Veterans
HEHS-95-13: Published: Oct 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how various health care reforms could affect Medicare-eligible veterans' demands for health care services, focusing on the: (1) extent to which veterans use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain services not extensively covered under Medicare; and (2) income and private health insurance coverage of Medicare-eligible veterans who chose e...
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...
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: 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...
Better Patient Management Practices Could Reduce Length of Stay in VA Hospitals
HRD-85-52: Published: Aug 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals to determine whether VA: (1) was effectively managing its medical and surgical patients; and (2) could more efficiently reduce the length of stay for these patients.GAO found that, although the VA central office issued policy guidelines which recommended that more efficient patient management practices be used and recognized throughout the medica...
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...