Veterans hospitals (81 - 90 of 90 items)
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...
Veterans Administration Demographic Study of the Area To Be Served by a VA Hospital To Be Built in Loma Linda, California
B-133044: Published: Jul 19, 1974. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Female Veterans' Access to VA Health Benefits
120736: Mar 3, 1983
Testimony was given concerning a GAO review of Veterans Administration (VA) efforts to provide health benefits to female veterans. GAO found that, although progress has been made in ensuring that medical care is available to female veterans, further action is needed to ensure that: (1) men and women have equal access to VA treatment programs and medical facilities; (2) women treated in VA faciliti...
[Information on VA Outpatient Clinic Operations]
121106: Sep 27, 1982
GAO identified possible cost savings which could be achieved by a change in outpatient clinic procedures at two Florida Veterans Administration medical centers. Part of the Tampa medical center's justification for acquiring a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan unit in early 1982 was that it would share the equipment with the Bay Pines medical center. However, as of mid-September 1982, the Ba...
Actions Needed To Insure That Female Veterans Have Equal Access to VA Benefits
HRD-82-98: Published: Sep 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Veterans Administration (VA) efforts to provide health care benefits to female veterans. GAO specifically sought to determine whether VA was: (1) equipped to provide women with medical care; (2) planning for the anticipated increase in women veterans demanding care; (3) informing women veterans of available benefits; and (4) addressing their psy...
Government Loses Revenue Because of Low Medical Care Charges to Liable Third Parties
AFMD-82-2: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
The Government is authorized by the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act to recover the cost of care provided or paid for when any of its beneficiaries require medical treatment because of the negligent actions of a third party. GAO conducted a review to determine if the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) were complying with the rate-setting provision of the Act.Millions...
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...
Review of VA's Proposed Hospital Bed and Staff Reductions for Fiscal Year 1979
HRD-78-134: Published: Jul 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1978.
An investigation was conducted of the Veterans Administration's (VA) rationale for cutting over 3,000 operating hospital beds and associated staff from its hospital system. Over the past decade, VA hospitals have been treating a larger number of patients with fewer beds. During that period, about 20,000 hospital beds have been eliminated from the VA system because of improved staffing and an incre...
Review of Veterans Administration's Methodology for Determining Hospital Bed Size
HRD-77-104: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The process used by the Veterans Administration to determine the bed size of new and replacement health care facilities was evaluated. Three of eight hospitals currently authorized for construction were analyzed.GAO's results from its computer-based model nearly agrees with the VA's proposed number of beds, but showed that the mix of beds was wrong. The VA was planning too many acute care beds and...