Health resources utilization (71 - 80 of 108 items) in Custom Date Range
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...
VA Health Care for Women: In Need of Continued VA Attention
T-HEHS-94-114: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to resolve its long-standing problems in meeting the health care needs of women veterans. GAO noted that: (1) VA has repeatedly stressed the need for its facilities to improve health care services for women veterans and has issued guidance to its medical centers to address prior problems; (2) VA has made the most progress in improving...
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...
East Central Florida VA Medical Center
HRD-93-23R: Published: Jun 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) east central Florida site selection for a VA medical center, focusing on the potential effects of national health care financing reform and the proposed closure of the Orlando Naval Hospital on the need to construct a VA medical center in east central Florida. GAO found that: (1) no one has developed eviden...