Health care planning (21 - 29 of 29 items)
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Reforms on VA Construction
T-HRD-93-7: Published: Mar 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health facilities construction program, focusing on: (1) the impact of proposed health care reforms, including revised VA benefits eligibility, on the need for and size of VA construction projects; and (2) VA consideration of construction alternatives in determining the need for construction projects. GAO noted that: (1) universal health care...
Health Care: Demonstration Project Concerning Future Structure of Veterans' Health Program
T-HRD-92-53: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on the potential effects of employer-mandated and universal health insurance proposals on the demand for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services. GAO noted that: (1) any program that would expand insurance coverage among veterans could substantially reduce the demand for VA-sponsored care; (2) demand for VA inpatient services could drop by 18 percent if em...
VA Health Care: Improvements Needed in Nursing Home Planning
HRD-90-98: Published: Jun 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) nursing home planning process.GAO found that: (1) VA based its bed-supply goal on the assumption that the proportion of veterans in all nursing homes that VA would support approximated its historical share; (2) VA used the most current data available on the number of veterans expected to use n...
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...
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...
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...
The Congress Should Mandate Formation of a Military-VA-Civilian Contingency Hospital System
HRD-80-76: Published: Jun 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1980.
In response to a request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to use nonmilitary hospitals to treat battlefield casualties in the event of war or conflict, and discussed the need for developing a contingency hospital system consisting of DOD, the Veterans Administration (VA), and civilian medical resources. The primary emphasis is that the VA role should be greater than currently...