Health services administration (61 - 70 of 73 items)
VA Health Care: Veterans' Efforts to Obtain Outpatient Care From Alternative Sources
HRD-93-123: Published: Jul 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed veterans' efforts to obtain outpatient care from alternative sources when the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) could not provide medical services due to a lack of resources or the veterans' ineligibility.GAO found that: (1) of the 198 veterans who were turned away from VA medical centers, 149 obtained medical care from other sources; (2) 76 perce...
Veterans Affairs: Accessibility of Outpatient Care at VA Medical Centers
T-HRD-93-29: Published: Jul 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1993.
GAO discussed veterans' access to outpatient care at Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers. GAO noted that: (1) veterans with similar medical conditions or economic status receive care at some centers but not at others; (2) VA medical centers' interpretations and use of statutory eligibility and rationing criteria varies widely; (3) medical center staff rely primarily on subjective...
VA Health Care: Use of Private Providers Should Be Better Controlled
HRD-92-109: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) controls for ensuring that it appropriately purchased private outpatient medical care.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1990, VA spent about $112 million for over 1 million private outpatient visits for 223,000 veterans; (2) some VA jurisdictions routinely authorized private care for veterans without determ...
Health Care: Readiness of U.S. Contingency Hospital Systems to Treat War Casualties
T-HRD-92-17: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the adequacy of plans by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and other organizations to care for wartime casualties returning to the United States. GAO noted that in 1984, several federal, state, local, and private-sector agencies established the National Medical Disaster System (NMDS) to provide care to casualties from civilian disasters or military conflicts...
Health Care for Hawaii Veterans
T-HRD-91-45: Published: Aug 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans for establishing a medical center on the grounds of the Tripler Army Medical Center. GAO noted that: (1) VA included adequate acute care capacity in the Tripler Center renovation to meet the current and future needs of Hawaii's veterans; (2) construction of 105 additional VA acute care beds will increase costs and decrease access to VA-s...
Vietnam Veterans: A Profile of VA's Readjustment Counseling Program
HRD-87-63: Published: Aug 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Veterans Administration's (VA) Readjustment Counseling Program, specifically: (1) the need for retaining centers in community-based locations; (2) the characteristics and problems of clients who have sought counseling; and (3) program management issues.GAO found that: (1) relocation of centers to existing VA facilities would p...
VA Health Care: VA's Patient Injury Control Program Not Effective
HRD-87-49: Published: May 18, 1987. Publicly Released: May 21, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the patient injury control function in the Veterans Administration's (VA) quality assurance program.At the nine centers GAO visited, it found that: (1) the patient injury control program was not effective in preventing the recurrence of unexpected deaths and surgical complications; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1985, VA medical cente...
Better Patient Management Practices Could Reduce Length of Stay in VA Hospitals
HRD-85-52: Published: Aug 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals to determine whether VA: (1) was effectively managing its medical and surgical patients; and (2) could more efficiently reduce the length of stay for these patients.GAO found that, although the VA central office issued policy guidelines which recommended that more efficient patient management practices be used and recognized throughout the medica...
Review of the Methodology Used by the Veterans Administration to Determine the Bed Size of New and Replacement Veterans Administration Hospitals
B-133044: Published: Apr 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
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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...