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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...
Assessment of Information Needs for Veterans Administration, Department of Medicine and Surgery
PAD-79-8: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
The Veterans Administration (VA) medical care programs are significant because of the size of their appropriations and the very large numbers of patients treated. This Information Requirements Document contains recommendations for revising the display of budget and program information concerning the programs and activities funded through the medical care appropriation account and three related acc...
Survey of Selected Veterans Administration Fee-Basis Programs
HRD-78-108: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
A study was conducted of the Veteran's Administration (VA) fee-basis program at selected VA hospitals to evaluate the management of selected fee-basis medical services and to determine if any of the services provided on a fee basis could be performed by the VA. Veterans who are eligible for outpatient fee-basis treatment are issued a VA Outpatient Medical Treatment Information (ID) card. VA monito...
Review of the Efficiency of Veterans Administration Surgery Services
HRD-78-85: Published: Apr 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1978.
A review of outpatient surgery and preadmission testing programs being used in the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital system disclosed that opportunities exist, through increased use of these programs, to eliminate the need to hospitalize some veterans and to reduce the length of hospitalization for others. A review of a random sample of 233 surgical procedures from a universe of 6,382 procedur...
A Bill To Provide for Continuation of the VA Medical Program and Office in the Philippines
105414: Mar 16, 1978
H.R. 5029 would provide for continuation of the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Program and the VA office in the Philippines, the only foreign country in which the VA operates a comprehensive benefits program. In 1948, Congress authorized a program to provide medical benefits to Filipino veterans with service-connected illnesses and construction of a hospital in Luzon, now called the Veterans...
Findings and Recommendations Contained in Prior GAO Reports on Areas Similar to Those Covered in the National Academy of Sciences' June 1977 Report on Health Care for Veterans
103759: Oct 17, 1977
Follow-up reviews were performed on recommendations contained in GAO reports dealing with subjects covered by the National Academy of Sciences in its June 12, 1977, report on health care for veterans. Reports dealt with: (1) Veterans Administration (VA) contracts with architect-engineering firms; (2) methodology used by VA to determine bed size and the complement of new and replacement hospitals;...
Summary of Issued GAO Reports Relating to Health Care for Veterans
HRD-77-138: Published: Aug 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1977.
Previous GAO reports on health care for veterans dealt with Veterans Administration facilities, staffing, hospital care, and medical school affiliations.In a review of VA contracts with architect-engineering firms, recommendations were made to better determine a firm's responsibility for deficiencies. In a report on methodology for determining needs for beds in hospitals, it was recommended that a...