Health resources utilization (51 - 60 of 68 items)
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...
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...
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Reforms on VA Construction
T-HRD-93-7: Published: Mar 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health facilities construction program, focusing on: (1) the impact of proposed health care reforms, including revised VA benefits eligibility, on the need for and size of VA construction projects; and (2) VA consideration of construction alternatives in determining the need for construction projects. GAO noted that: (1) universal health care...
Health Care: Demonstration Project Concerning Future Structure of Veterans' Health Program
T-HRD-92-53: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on the potential effects of employer-mandated and universal health insurance proposals on the demand for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services. GAO noted that: (1) any program that would expand insurance coverage among veterans could substantially reduce the demand for VA-sponsored care; (2) demand for VA inpatient services could drop by 18 percent if em...
VA Health Care for Women: Despite Progress, Improvements Needed
T-HRD-92-33: Published: Jul 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in improving health care services for women veterans; and (2) remaining barriers to women veterans' access to health care. GAO noted that: (1) VA has taken a number of actions in the past 10 years to improve women veterans' access to health care, including establishing an advisory committee, requiring VA medical centers to implem...