Health care facilities (61 - 70 of 84 items)
VA Health Care: The Quality of Care Provided by Some VA Psychiatric Hospitals Is Inadequate
HRD-92-17: Published: Apr 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed quality assurance programs at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatric hospitals.GAO found that: (1) none of the four VA psychiatric hospitals visited are effectively collecting and using the kind of quality assurance data needed to demonstrate that their psychiatric programs fully meet patients' psychiatric needs, primarily because VA has n...
VA Health Care: VA's Planning for Potential Gulf Coast Hospitals
HRD-86-148BR: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the Veterans Administration (VA) develops service areas for new hospitals and whether it used this methodology when establishing the service areas for potential VA hospitals in Mobile, Alabama, and Okaloosa County, Florida; and (2) whether VA should adjust projected work loads for the potential facilities due to a high co...
VA Health Care: Insufficient Support for Brevard County Location for New Florida Hospital
HRD-86-67: Published: Jun 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the process and criteria the Veterans Administration's (VA) 12 Medical District officials used in selecting Brevard County as the location for a new VA hospital in east central Florida.GAO found that: (1) the District Planning Board recommended Brevard County as a VA hospital site based on its professional judgment, using data district staff dev...
VA Justification for Construction of Nursing Home Care Units at Amarillo, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona
HRD-85-80: Published: Aug 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) justification for the two nursing home care unit construction projects proposed in its fiscal year 1986 budget to determine whether: (1) VA adequately considered local needs and resources and less costly alternatives to new construction; and (2) VA planners followed the Medical District Initiated Program Planning...
Review of the Medical School Affiliation Program at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, D.C.
102222: Apr 14, 1977
The responses to a questionnaire sent to most physicians employed at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital identified certain deficiencies at the hospital which could have an adverse impact on the quality of the care that patients receive.The medical school affiliation plays a large part in attracting physicians to the hospital. Most of the physicians were satisfied with the...
Plans to Examine Methods Used by the Veterans Administration to Determine Bed Size
B-133044: Published: Apr 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Reimbursements to Veterans During Calendar Year 1975 for Travel to and From Veterans Administration Medical Care Facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware
MWD-76-114: Published: Mar 18, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Opportunity To Reduce the Cost of Building VA Medical Facilities
HRD-82-28: Published: Dec 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical facility construction program. GAO concentrated on: (1) the reasons for cost growth in the program; (2) the reasons for large numbers of changes to design and construction contracts; and (3) the costs that these changes added to projects.The VA construction program has changed significantly since the projects GAO reviewed were...
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...
VA Needs Better Visibility and Control Over Medical Center Purchases
PSAD-81-16: Published: Dec 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical center purchasing practices and made suggestions to improve procurement management as well as reduce operating costs.The VA Marketing Center purchases items that are stored and distributed through supply depots and manages supply schedule contracts for certain medical and food items. These centralized procurement programs give VA medical cent...