Health Services Quality and Public Health Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-96-25: Published: Sep 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1996.
- Full Report:
GAO provided information on its Health Services Quality and Public Health issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.
GAO plans to: (1) identify opportunities for improving access to health care services and ensuring accountability for performance in fee-for-service and managed care systems; (2) identify opportunities for improving the quality of health care financed with federal dollars; (3) evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of pharmaceutical and medical device product regulation and assess developments in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries; (4) determine if public health service agencies are effectively meeting public health needs; and (5) assess emerging legal, technical, confidentiality, and efficacy issues related to health care information.