Health resources utilization (91 - 100 of 108 items)
VA Health Care: Veterans' Concerns About Services at Wilmington, Delaware, Center
HRD-90-55BR: Published: Feb 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed veterans' concerns about health care services at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical center in Wilmington, Delaware.GAO found that veterans alleged that: (1) they had to wait 6 months for orthopedic services because the center referred orthopedic patients to another center; (2) the center had excessive pharmacy service times; (3) the c...
VA/DOD Health Care: Further Opportunities To Increase the Sharing of Medical Resources
HRD-88-51: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation to promote their sharing of health care resources, to determine: (1) whether the two agencies took full advantage of opportunities to share their resources; (2) the adequacy of current incentives to share resources; (3) whether there were any b...
VA Health Care: Plans To Ensure Compatibility of Two Medical Management Systems
HRD-88-45: Published: Dec 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) decentralized medical management system (DMMS) to determine: (1) if the developers of DMMS are adequately coordinating their efforts with resource allocation methodology system (RAM) officials to ensure that the data they produce will be compatible with RAM; and (2) the extent of VA plans for management oversig...
Vietnam Veterans: A Profile of VA's Readjustment Counseling Program
HRD-87-63: Published: Aug 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Veterans Administration's (VA) Readjustment Counseling Program, specifically: (1) the need for retaining centers in community-based locations; (2) the characteristics and problems of clients who have sought counseling; and (3) program management issues.GAO found that: (1) relocation of centers to existing VA facilities would p...
Defense Health Programs: Sharing of DOD Aeromedical Evacuation System With VA Could Reduce Costs
HRD-87-98: Published: Jul 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation to promote greater sharing of health care resources between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically between the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base and the VA outpatient clinic, both in Anchorage, Alaska.GAO found that: (1) VA use of the DOD aer...
VA Health Care: Support Lacking for Mission Change at Miles City, Montana, Medical Center
HRD-87-13: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) proposal to change the Miles City, Montana, medical center from a predominately acute care to a predominately extended care facility, specifically: (1) the justification for the proposed change; (2) whether the change would be in the best interests of area veterans; and (3) how easily VA could implement the cha...
VA Health Care: Allocation of Resources to Medical Facilities in the Sun Belt
HRD-86-70: Published: May 6, 1986. Publicly Released: May 6, 1986.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided information on: (1) whether the Veterans Administration (VA) provides equal access to care for veterans in the Sun Belt region; (2) seasonal fluctuations in veterans' demand for care in the Sun Belt and other areas; and (3) whether VA considers changes in demand for care when it allocates resources to its medical centers.GAO found that: (1) from 198...
VA Health Care: Too Many Operating Rooms Being Planned and Built
HRD-86-78: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) method for determining operating room requirements in new and replacement hospitals and identified the differences between VA-stated operating room needs and the requirements a GAO surgical work-load model identified.GAO found that VA is developing an operating room planning model at its Ann Arbor Medical Center that will permit planners to: (1) use...
Medical Care Planning and Construction Planning in the Veterans Administration
129592: Apr 10, 1986
GAO commented on: (1) the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical care and construction planning processes; (2) a contractor's study of the VA construction process; (3) the proposed merger of the VA Department of Medicine and Surgery and the Office of Construction; and (4) the sizing of surgical suites in new VA hospitals. GAO noted that: (1) VA financial management systems are not producing accura...
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...