Veterans hospitals (21 - 25 of 25 items)
VA Health Care: Improvements Needed in Capital Asset Planning and Budgeting
HEHS-99-145: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) management of health care assets.GAO noted that: (1) VA's large, aged infrastructure could be the biggest obstacle confronting its efforts to transform itself from a hospital-based operator to a health care provider that relies on integrated networks of VA and non-VA providers to meet veterans' health care needs; (2) over the next few years, VA...
VA Health Care: Capital Asset Planning and Budgeting Need Improvement
T-HEHS-99-83: Published: Mar 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management of health care assets within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) VA's asset plans indicate that billions of dollars might be used operating hundreds of unneeded buildings over the next 5 years or more; (2) this is because VA does not systematically: (a) evaluate veterans' or asset needs on a market (or geogra...
VA Community Clinics: Networks' Efforts to Improve Veterans' Access to Primary Care Vary
HEHS-98-116: Published: Jun 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) use of community-based clinics to improve veterans' access to primary care, focusing on: (1) VHA's planning process for new community-based clinics; (2) networks' implementation of VHA's planning guidelines; and (3) VHA and network oversight of clinic operations.GAO noted that: (1) VHA has s...
Department of Veterans Affairs: Programmatic and Management Challenges Facing the Department
T-HEHS-97-97: Published: Mar 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1997.
GAO discussed some of the major challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and some of the options for deficit reduction through changes in VA benefits and programs.GAO noted that: (1) significant improvements have occurred in the efficiency of the VA health care system; (2) VA's new management and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) structure clearly values efficiency and cu...
VHA's Management Improvement Initiative
HEHS-96-191R: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in implementing health care system management improvement initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) VA is reducing its centrally funded activities by $170 million, equipment purchases by $26 million, and other headquarters-managed accounts by $89 million; (2) VA has deferred most decisions pertaining to the...