Health services administration (41 - 44 of 44 items)
Health Care for Hawaii Veterans
T-HRD-91-45: Published: Aug 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans for establishing a medical center on the grounds of the Tripler Army Medical Center. GAO noted that: (1) VA included adequate acute care capacity in the Tripler Center renovation to meet the current and future needs of Hawaii's veterans; (2) construction of 105 additional VA acute care beds will increase costs and decrease access to VA-s...
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...
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...
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...