Veterans hospitals (11 - 17 of 17 items)
VA Health Care: Selection of a Planned Medical Center in East Central Florida
HRD-93-77: Published: Mar 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) decision to build a medical center in Orange County, Florida, rather than pursue a joint venture with one of the services.GAO found that: (1) VA did not adequately support its site selection process; (2) the Orange County site would increase the government's overall construction and operating costs; (3) the...
VA Health Care: VA Plans Will Delay Establishment of Hawaii Medical Center
HRD-92-41: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans for establishing a medical center in Hawaii, focusing on whether: (1) VA could provide acute and long-term care services to the state's veterans sooner than planned; (2) VA has accurately projected acute care bed needs for Hawaii; and (3) excess bed capacity exists at the Department of Defense's (DOD)...
Mail Management: The Department of Veterans Affairs Can Further Reduce Its Postage Costs
GGD-91-44: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed opportunities to reduce the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) postage costs through improved mail management.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal year 1989, VA incurred $48 million in postage costs and obtained about $6.3 million in postage discounts; (2) VA could save an additional $4 million annually by increasing its mailing of prescription drug...
VA/DOD Health Care: Further Opportunities To Increase the Sharing of Medical Resources
HRD-88-51: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation to promote their sharing of health care resources, to determine: (1) whether the two agencies took full advantage of opportunities to share their resources; (2) the adequacy of current incentives to share resources; (3) whether there were any b...
Defense Health Programs: Sharing of DOD Aeromedical Evacuation System With VA Could Reduce Costs
HRD-87-98: Published: Jul 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation to promote greater sharing of health care resources between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically between the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base and the VA outpatient clinic, both in Anchorage, Alaska.GAO found that: (1) VA use of the DOD aer...
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...
S. 266, a Bill To Establish a Federal Interagency Medical Resources Committee
115544: Jun 17, 1981
Comments were presented on two recently introduced legislative proposals to encourage the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) to cooperate more fully in providing health care to Federal beneficiaries both during peacetime and in the event of war. S. 266 would establish a Federal interagency medical resources committee to ensure, through increased sharing, the most effi...