Physicians (31 - 40 of 53 items)
VA Health Care: Few Veterans Denied Care at Florida Clinics
HRD-89-69: Published: May 31, 1989. Publicly Released: May 31, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed records of 388 applications for outpatient medical care at 4 of Florida's 14 Department of Veterans Affairs' clinics to determine: (1) how many veterans were denied care; and (2) why they were denied care.GAO found that: (1) the 4 clinics denied care to 27 applicants, less than 1.4 percent of the sample; (2) the clinics typically denied care to app...
VA Health Care: Language Barriers Between Providers and Patients Have Been Reduced
HRD-89-40: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) efforts to correct English-language proficiency problems among some of its health care providers.GAO found that after 1977 legislation became effective, VA: (1) developed and periodically updated its policies and procedures to reduce English-language proficiency problems in its facilities; (2) required its fore...
Transition Series: Veterans Affairs Issues
OCG-89-14TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information on federal government issues relating to veterans, including: (1) departmental management; (2) aging veterans' long-term health care needs; (3) disabled veterans' compensation schedules; and (4) management information systems.GAO noted that the Veterans Administration (VA): (1) lacked a system to ensure that veterans received high-quality, appropriate services; (2) lacke...
Veterans Administration: Identifying Physicians With License Sanctions--An Incomplete Process
HRD-88-47: Published: May 13, 1988. Publicly Released: May 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) methodology for identifying VA physicians with license sanctions.GAO found that the OIG study: (1) ran a computer match of physicians listed in the VA database with the Federation of State Medical Boards database to identify physicians with license sanctions; (2) identified 93 V...
VA Health Care: Allocation of Resources to Medical Facilities in the Sun Belt
HRD-86-70: Published: May 6, 1986. Publicly Released: May 6, 1986.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided information on: (1) whether the Veterans Administration (VA) provides equal access to care for veterans in the Sun Belt region; (2) seasonal fluctuations in veterans' demand for care in the Sun Belt and other areas; and (3) whether VA considers changes in demand for care when it allocates resources to its medical centers.GAO found that: (1) from 198...
Information on Professional Fees and Other Compensation Paid for the Services of Selected Physicians Employed at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Miami, Florida
B-166866: Published: Jun 1, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
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...
Follow Up on VA's Use of Psychotherapeutic Drugs
090239: Apr 4, 1978
No summary is currently available...
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...