Internal controls (41 - 45 of 45 items)
Veterans' Benefits Claims: Further Improvements Needed in Claims-Processing Accuracy
HEHS-99-35: Published: Mar 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regional offices' (RO) accuracy in processing disability claims, focusing on: (1) the extent of improvements made by the Systematic Technical Accuracy Review (STAR) system in measuring claims-processing accuracy; (2) additional efforts needed to strengthen the system; and (3) challenges the Veterans Benefits...
Basic Elements of an Infection Control Program
HRD-90-25: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a list of 56 elements that experts considered necessary for an effective hospital-based infection control program, as part of its assessment of Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense programs. Although GAO believed the elements would be useful to hospital personnel in establishing or evaluating infection control programs, it noted that they were only basic determinants of progra...
Activities of the Charleston Area Comprehensive Health Planning Agency, Charleston, South Carolina
B-164031(2): Published: Jul 29, 1974. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
The Need To Control Prescription Drug Abuse
121774: Jun 29, 1983
GAO discussed its report on prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has effectively acted on the report's recommendations, resulting in improved security and recordkeeping of drug inventories by manufacturers and distributors and reduced opportunities for diversion from the wholesale level. However, DEA recovers only a small portion of Federal costs for registering and controlli...
Research Management Activities of the National Institutes of Health
HRD-79-74: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
The primary source of federal funding of biomedical research is the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its basic goals are the discovery of the biological bases of health and disease and the development of safe and effective means of disease prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. NIH carries out its research efforts through responsibilities and programs pertaining to each specific inst...