Health services administration (31 - 40 of 44 items)
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...
VA's Florida Network Planning
HEHS-95-160R: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed a series of questions related to the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) acquisition and intended use of the Naval Hospital in Orlando, Florida. GAO noted that: (1) the VA Integrated Planning Model is based upon veterans' ages, average lengths of hospital stays, and number of patients treated in selected medical services; (2) VA used its model to...
Veterans' Health Care: Veterans' Perceptions of VA Services and VA's Role in Health Care Reform
HEHS-95-14: Published: Dec 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system, focusing on veterans': (1) perceptions of the VA health care system; and (2) opinions about the future role of VA in meeting their health care needs.GAO found that: (1) although the views expressed by the 127 veterans surveyed are very diverse and are not representative of the nationwide...
Health Security Act: Analysis of Veterans' Health Care Provisions
HEHS-94-205FS: Published: Jul 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
GAO provided information on health care reform legislation, focusing on the proposed reforms to the veterans health care system.GAO found that: (1) although many legislative proposals have been introduced to reform the nation's health care system, only the Health Security Act contains specific proposals for restructuring the veterans' health care system; (2) the Health Security Act would authorize...
VA Health Care: A Profile of Veterans Using VA Medical Facilities in 1991
HEHS-94-113FS: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1994.
GAO provided information on veterans that used Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers during 1991, focusing on their: (1) income; (2) age; (3) marital status; (4) usage rates; (5) disability and employment status; and (6) family size.GAO found that: (1) of the 2.2 million veterans that used VA medical centers in 1991, two-thirds had family incomes under $20,000; (2) lower income vete...
Veterans Affairs: Service Delays at VA Outpatient Facilities
T-HRD-94-5: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the timeliness of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) outpatient health care services, focusing on: (1) the reasons for service delays; and (2) solutions VA should consider to improve service delivery. GAO noted that: (1) VA outpatient facilities have experienced significant delays in delivering medical care services; (2) veterans generally wait approximately 1 to 3 hours for no...
VA Health Care: Restructuring Ambulatory Care System Would Improve Services to Veterans
HRD-94-4: Published: Oct 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ambulatory care system, focusing on: (1) the factors that cause service delays; and (2) ways to improve efficiency and shorten veterans' waiting times in ambulatory care facilities.GAO found that: (1) the VA ambulatory care system forces veterans with nonurgent conditions to use VA emergency screening clinic...
VA Health Care: Veterans' Efforts to Obtain Outpatient Care From Alternative Sources
HRD-93-123: Published: Jul 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed veterans' efforts to obtain outpatient care from alternative sources when the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) could not provide medical services due to a lack of resources or the veterans' ineligibility.GAO found that: (1) of the 198 veterans who were turned away from VA medical centers, 149 obtained medical care from other sources; (2) 76 perce...
Veterans Affairs: Accessibility of Outpatient Care at VA Medical Centers
T-HRD-93-29: Published: Jul 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1993.
GAO discussed veterans' access to outpatient care at Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers. GAO noted that: (1) veterans with similar medical conditions or economic status receive care at some centers but not at others; (2) VA medical centers' interpretations and use of statutory eligibility and rationing criteria varies widely; (3) medical center staff rely primarily on subjective...
Health Care: Readiness of U.S. Contingency Hospital Systems to Treat War Casualties
T-HRD-92-17: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the adequacy of plans by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and other organizations to care for wartime casualties returning to the United States. GAO noted that in 1984, several federal, state, local, and private-sector agencies established the National Medical Disaster System (NMDS) to provide care to casualties from civilian disasters or military conflicts...