Health services administration (51 - 60 of 73 items)
Veterans' Health Care: Use of VA Services by Medicare-Eligible Veterans
HEHS-95-13: Published: Oct 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how various health care reforms could affect Medicare-eligible veterans' demands for health care services, focusing on the: (1) extent to which veterans use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain services not extensively covered under Medicare; and (2) income and private health insurance coverage of Medicare-eligible veterans who chose e...
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...
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...
Veterans' Health Care: Most Care Provided Through Non-VA Programs
HEHS-94-104BR: Published: Apr 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of veterans: (1) receiving services under non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) federal health programs and the cost of those services; and (2) using VA services that are eligible to receive care under other federal programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, 81 percent of veterans had private health insurance and 26 percent w...
Veterans' Health Care: Veterans' Perceptions of VA Services and Its Role in Health Care Reform
T-HEHS-94-150: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the results of a series of focus groups meetings it held with 127 veterans regarding their perceptions of the current veterans health care system and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) future role under health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) the veterans expressed a wide range of views about VA health care and the most appropriate role for VA under health care reform; (2) many...
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...
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...