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Department of Veterans Affairs: Issues Related to Real Property Realignment and Future Health Care Costs
GAO-11-877T: Published: Jul 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2011.
This testimony discusses lifetime costs of supporting the newest generation of veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates one of the largest health care delivery systems in the nation, providing care to a diverse population of veterans. VA operates about 150 hospitals, 130 nursing homes, and 820 outpatient clinics through 21 regional health care networks called Veterans Integrated...
VA Health Care: VA's Plan for the Integration of Medical Services in Central Alabama
HEHS-98-245R: Published: Sep 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans to integrate services at the medical facilities located in Tuskegee and Montgomery, Alabama, focusing on: (1) whether VA's plan provides the information that stakeholders need to understand the proposed integration of services at these two facilities; and (2) assessing stakeholder unde...
VA Health Care: Opportunities to Enhance Montgomery and Tuskegee Service Integration
T-HEHS-97-191: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Tuskegee and Montgomery, Alabama.GAO noted that: (1) on the basis of GAO's work to date, it appears that both Atlanta network and Montgomery and Tuskegee facility officials have made a lot of progress in planning for this integration, and benefits have already been realize...
VA Health Care: Lessons Learned From Medical Facility Integrations
T-HEHS-97-184: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) facility integrations are a critical piece of VA's overall strategy to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of health service delivery to veterans; (2) VA's strategy is similar to how the private sector health care industry i...
VA Health Care: Travis Hospital Construction Project Is Not Justified
HEHS-96-198: Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) planned construction of an outpatient clinic and additional bed space at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, focusing on whether: (1) the project could be adequately justified; and (2) there are cost-effective alternatives to planned hospital construction.GAO found that: (...
VA Health Care: Effects of Facility Realignment on Construction Needs Are Unknown
HEHS-96-19: Published: Nov 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional staff request, GAO provided information on nine proposed Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) construction projects, focusing on: (1) the projects' benefits to veterans; (2) VA efforts to realign all of its facilities into new service networks; and (3) the potential effects of funding delays an VA contract award dates and costs.GAO found that: (1) the nine proposed cons...
Proposed VA Hospital at Travis Air Base
HEHS-95-268R: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proposed construction of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, focusing on: (1) reasons that the project cost estimate was higher than VA originally proposed to Congress; and (2) where veterans living in the Travis facility target area currently receive medical care. GAO...
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: Potential Effects of Health Care Reforms on VA's Major Construction Program
T-HRD-93-19: Published: May 6, 1993. Publicly Released: May 6, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) major construction program, focusing on: (1) factors affecting the need for and design of VA construction projects; (2) VA consideration of construction alternatives when determining construction needs; and (3) VA management of its major construction program. GAO noted that: (1) national health insurance reform could reduce the demand for VA s...
VA Health Care For Women: Despite Progress, Improvements Needed
HRD-92-23: Published: Jan 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in improving health care services for female veterans, focusing on: (1) VA progress following a 1982 GAO report; and (2) the remaining barriers that restrict women's access to health care.GAO found that: (1) since 1982, VA has made significant progress in ensuring that female veterans' access to hea...