Hospital care services (41 - 50 of 60 items)
VA Hospital Care: A Comparison of VA and HCFA Methods for Analyzing Patient Outcomes
PEMD-88-29: Published: Jun 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Veterans Administration's (VA) methodology for analyzing its hospitals' mortality rates with the approach the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) used to analyze the mortality rates of hospitals treating Medicare patients.GAO found that VA modeled its approach after the method HCFA used in its 1987 analyses, although VA: (1) relied on i...
VA Health Care: Monitoring of Cardiac Surgery and Kidney Transplantation
HRD-88-70: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) monitoring of its Cardiac Surgery Program and Kidney Transplant Program, focusing on whether VA: (1) developed adequate performance standards; (2) centers met these standards; and (3) adequately monitored centers' performance.GAO found that VA: (1) required its cardiac surgery centers to perform at least 100 proce...
VA Health Care: Building Hospital in Florida More Cost-Effective Than Buying One in Mobile
HRD-87-56: Published: May 8, 1987. Publicly Released: May 8, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated whether it would be more cost-effective for the Veterans Administration (VA) to build a new hospital in the Florida Panhandle, buy and renovate a hospital in Mobile, Alabama, or do both. GAO considered such factors as: (1) veterans' access to the facilities; (2) the amount of projected inpatient work load that would shift from existing VA hospi...
VA Health Care: Support Lacking for Mission Change at Miles City, Montana, Medical Center
HRD-87-13: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) proposal to change the Miles City, Montana, medical center from a predominately acute care to a predominately extended care facility, specifically: (1) the justification for the proposed change; (2) whether the change would be in the best interests of area veterans; and (3) how easily VA could implement the cha...
VA Hospitals: Surgical Residents Need Closer Supervision
HRD-86-15: Published: Jan 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals' supervision of surgical residents to determine whether: (1) the supervision is adequate; (2) VA is monitoring this supervision; and (3) the supervision in VA hospitals is comparable to that in non-VA hospitals.GAO reviewed surgical resident supervision at 10 VA and 15 non-VA hospitals and sent questionnair...
Analysis of Issues Concerning the Planned Modernization or Relocation of the Allen Park, Michigan, VA Medical Center
HRD-85-64: Published: Jun 7, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on a number of issues concerning a proposed Veterans Administration (VA) project to either modernize its medical center in Allen Park, Michigan, or build a new medical center in downtown Detroit, Michigan.GAO found that: (1) VA generally followed its established procedures and used reasonable judgment in developing the initial construction desig...
VA's Justification for the Number of Beds Planned for the Philadelphia Hospital and Nursing Home
HRD-85-69: Published: Jun 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) rationale and basis for determining that it needed a 538-bed hospital and 240-bed nursing home as part of its proposed modernization of the Philadelphia medical center.GAO found that VA failed to adequately justify the adjustments it made to the computer model's results when it established its hospital bed requ...
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...
Implementing Alternative Dietary Systems in VA Hospitals
089491: Dec 14, 1972
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Health Care Needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Should Be Assessed
HRD-78-84: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Veterans Administration's (VA's) furnishing of hospital care and medical treatment for nonservice-connected disabilities under contracts with private facilities and arrangements with private physicians in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was reviewed. The review was directed toward: the use made of the VA's authority to provide medical treatment and hospital care for nonservice-connected dis...