Health care services (81 - 90 of 142 items)
VA Savings Options
HEHS-95-165R: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several options to achieve budgetary savings in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system without adversely affecting the current level of services provided to low-income or disabled veterans. GAO noted that VA could achieve health care cost savings by: (1) shifting care from VA hospitals to alternative settings such as ambulatory...
VA Health Care: Challenges and Options for the Future
T-HEHS-95-147: Published: May 9, 1995. Publicly Released: May 9, 1995.
GAO discussed the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care program, focusing on: (1) actions needed to improve VA hospitals' efficiency; (2) challenges that threaten the long-term viability of the VA health care system; and (3) options for restructuring the VA health care system. GAO noted that: (1) VA lags far behind the private sector in improving hospital efficiency; (2) VA...
VA Health Care: Retargeting Needed to Better Meet Veterans' Changing Needs
HEHS-95-39: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on veterans' health care, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system is meeting veterans' health care needs; (2) why most veterans never use VA health care services; and (3) options available for reconfiguring the VA health care system to better meet veterans' needs.GAO found that: (1) the VA he...
Veterans' Health Care: Implications of Other Countries' Reforms for the United States
HEHS-94-210BR: Published: Sep 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the veterans health care systems in Australia, Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom, focusing on: (1) why these countries implemented universal health care; (2) how eligibility for veterans health care benefits in these countries compares to that in the United States; (3) how the age and status of U.S. veterans compare to the veteran populations...
Health Security Act: Analysis of Veterans' Health Care Provisions
HEHS-94-205FS: Published: Jul 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
GAO provided information on health care reform legislation, focusing on the proposed reforms to the veterans health care system.GAO found that: (1) although many legislative proposals have been introduced to reform the nation's health care system, only the Health Security Act contains specific proposals for restructuring the veterans' health care system; (2) the Health Security Act would authorize...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-94-199W: Published: Jul 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
GAO presented a list and selected summaries of reports and testimonies published in May and June 1994 and a list of reports and testimonies published between July 1992 and June 1994 relating to such issues as: (1) health services and benefits; (2) elementary, secondary and school-to-work educational programs; (3) employment and training programs; (4) occupational safety and health; (5) social secu...
VA Health Care Reform: Financial Implications of the Proposed Health Security Act
T-HEHS-94-148: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the financial and policy implications of the proposed Health Security Act's provisions for veterans' health care, which would: (1) transform Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities into a series of managed care plans to compete with private-sector plans; (2) expand entitlement to comprehensive health care services for veterans choosing to enroll in a VA health plan; (3) author...
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...
Homelessness: Demand for Services to Homeless Veterans Exceeds VA Program Capacity
HEHS-94-98: Published: Feb 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) activities related to homeless veterans, focusing on VA: (1) interaction with federal, state, local, and private organizations that provide services for homeless veterans; (2) discharge planning for homeless patients at VA medical facilities; and (3) progress in evaluating homeless veterans' needs.GAO found...
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...