Health services administration (41 - 50 of 89 items)
VA Health Care: Opportunities to Enhance Montgomery and Tuskegee Service Integration
T-HEHS-97-191: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Tuskegee and Montgomery, Alabama.GAO noted that: (1) on the basis of GAO's work to date, it appears that both Atlanta network and Montgomery and Tuskegee facility officials have made a lot of progress in planning for this integration, and benefits have already been realize...
VA Health Care: Lessons Learned From Medical Facility Integrations
T-HEHS-97-184: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) facility integrations are a critical piece of VA's overall strategy to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of health service delivery to veterans; (2) VA's strategy is similar to how the private sector health care industry i...
Gulf War Illnesses: Improved Monitoring of Clinical Progress and Reexamination of Research Emphasis Are Needed
NSIAD-97-163: Published: Jun 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed the effectiveness of the government's clinical care and medical research programs relating to illnesses that members of the armed forces might have contracted as a result of their service in the Persian Gulf War, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to assess the quality of treatm...
VA Health Care: Observations on Medical Care Provided to Persian Gulf Veterans
T-HEHS-97-158: Published: Jun 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1997.
GAO discussed its ongoing evaluation of the medical care the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides to veterans who are suffering from illnesses they attribute to their military service during the Persian Gulf war, focusing on: (1) veterans' satisfaction with VA care; and (2) the extent to which veterans are diagnosed, counseled, treated, and monitored.GAO noted that: (1) the Persian Gulf ve...
VA Health Care: Assessment of VA's Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Proposal
T-HEHS-97-121: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the President's 1998 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.GAO noted that: (1) while VA's budget goals may be attainable, they carry implications such as limited deficit reduction contributions and potential risks to low-income uninsured veterans; (2) achieving increased efficiency is not contingent on either increases in patients served or res...
VA Health Care: Improving Veterans' Access Poses Financial and Mission-Related Challenges
HEHS-97-7: Published: Oct 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to establish health care access points to provide outpatient care for veterans who are geographically distant from VA hospitals.GAO found that: (1) the new access points represent a proactive effort to transition from a direct delivery system to an integrated network of VA-operated hospitals and VA a...
Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-96-23: Published: Oct 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to identify: (1) more effective management controls to minimize fraud, waste, and abuse in Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) health care systems; (2) ways to improve services to veterans and military dependents; (3) options for r...
VHA's Management Improvement Initiative
HEHS-96-191R: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in implementing health care system management improvement initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) VA is reducing its centrally funded activities by $170 million, equipment purchases by $26 million, and other headquarters-managed accounts by $89 million; (2) VA has deferred most decisions pertaining to the...
VA Health Care: Opportunities for Service Delivery Efficiencies Within Existing Resources
HEHS-96-121: Published: Jul 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system, focusing on ways that VA could: (1) operate more efficiently; (2) reduce the resources needed to meet veterans' health care needs; and (3) reorganize its health care system and create efficiency incentives.GAO found that: (1) the VA health care system should be able to resp...
Veterans' Health Care: Challenges for the Future
T-HEHS-96-172: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system. GAO noted that: (1) VA hospitals' workload has decreased 56 percent during the last 25 years and will probably decrease further as more veterans die and delivery settings and health care plans change; (2) the demand for nursing home care has increased for veterans 85 years of age and older; (3) VA and other pu...