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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...
HRD-94-57R: Published: Nov 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed several actions taken by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to comply with Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) appropriation legislation and disburse appropriated funds for three VA medical accounts. GAO found that OMB provided: (1) timely written certification that addressed the appropriation legislation; (2) the correct...
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: Labor Management and Quality-of-Care Issues at the Salem VA Medical Center
HRD-93-108: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed management issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Medical Center in Salem, Virginia, focusing on how to: (1) restore confidence in the Center; and (2) ensure that high-quality patient services are provided.GAO found that: (1) new management initiatives and the appointment of a new medical center director have improved the medical center...
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: Variabilities in Outpatient Care Eligibility and Rationing Decisions
HRD-93-106: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on veterans' access to Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) outpatient care, focusing on how VA: (1) determines veterans' eligibility for outpatient care; and (2) rations care when resources are insufficient to serve all eligible veterans.GAO found that: (1) veterans' access to outpatient care at VA medical centers varies because medica...
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...
A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: Health
OISS-81-8: Published: Jan 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1981.
Periodically, GAO produces a special publication dealing with information in a particular field. Health Bibliography contains references to documents concerning health, medicine, health care management, and environmental hazards among other topics. The publication also includes references to audit reports, staff studies, speeches, testimonies, and other GAO documents. The bibliography can be used...
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...