Health care facilities (51 - 60 of 84 items)
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Congress has long encouraged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to share health resources to promote cost-effective use of health resources and efficient delivery of care. In February 2002, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs described VA and DOD health care resource sharing activities at nine locations. GAO was asked to describe the health resource sh...
VA Health Care: Improved Planning Needed for Management of Excess Real Property
GAO-03-326: Published: Jan 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2003.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has changed from a hospital-based system to primary reliance on outpatient care. As a result, VA expects that the number of unneeded buildings will increase. Veterans' needs could be better served if VA finds ways to minimize resources devoted to these buildings. VA must have an effective process to find alternate uses or dispose of unneeded property. In Aug...
Veterans Health Administration Facility Systems: Some Progress Made In Ensuring Year 2000 Compliance, but Challenges Remain
AIMD-98-31R: Published: Nov 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided additional information on Year 2000 initiatives at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) failure to complete an inventory of the elevator, heating, air conditioning, lighting systems, and disaster recovery systems at its hospitals.GAO noted that: (1) ensuring Year 2000 compliance for facilit...
VA Health Care: Lessons Learned From Medical Facility Integrations
T-HEHS-97-184: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) facility integrations are a critical piece of VA's overall strategy to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of health service delivery to veterans; (2) VA's strategy is similar to how the private sector health care industry i...
VA Health Care: Opportunities to Reduce Outpatient Pharmacy Costs
T-HEHS-96-162: Published: Jun 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policies concerning over-the-counter (OTC) medications, medical supplies, and dietary supplements. GAO noted that: (1) VA pharmacies provide many OTC medications; (2) VA pharmacies dispensed analgesics nearly 3 million times in 1995; (3) some VA pharmacies restrict certain veterans from receiving OTC products, as well as the quantity that they...
VA Health Care: Efforts to Improve Veterans' Access to Primary Care Services
T-HEHS-96-134: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan to improve veterans' access to primary health care. GAO noted that: (1) by creating new access points, VA may be able to cost-effectively improve users' access to health care and reduce the inequities in veterans' access caused by geographic inaccessibility; (2) creating new access points may increase costs dramatically, since VA failure...
VA RPM Data--Florida
HEHS-96-110R: Published: Mar 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Resource Planning and Management (RPM) system. GAO found that: (1) VA uses RPM to allot resources among its medical facilities; (2) while RPM has identified inequities in Florida's resource distribution, VA has not yet used it to redistribute these resources fairly; and (3) it is unclear whether VA funding a...
VA Medical Resources Allocation System
HEHS-95-252R: Published: Sep 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Resource Planning and Management System (RPM). GAO noted that: (1) RPM appears to be an improvement over previous VA resource allocation systems, since it forecasts expected workloads and provides data to better match resources to anticipated workloads; (2) RPM reduces the ability of facilities to take advan...
VA Health Care: Tuberculosis Controls Receiving Greater Emphasis at VA Medical Centers
HRD-94-5: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on an outbreak of tuberculosis at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Medical Center in East Orange, New Jersey, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the outbreak; (2) VA management initiatives to strengthen tuberculosis controls at its medical centers; and (3) whether non-VA hospitals are experiencing similar tuberculosis outbreaks.GA...
Veterans' Benefits: Availability of Benefits in American Samoa
HRD-93-16: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) provision of medical services and other benefits, such as pensions and home loans, to veterans in American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) the medical facilities in American Samoa are limited; (2) supply problems have affected patient care; (3) the primary purpose of visiting doctors was to perform examinations fo...