Health Care Delivery and Quality Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-35: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Health Care Delivery and Quality issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.
GAO plans to assess: (1) ways to improve the quality of and access to health care financed by federal agencies; (2) how the Departments of Veterans Affairs' (VA) and Defense's (DOD) programs and systems could operate more efficiently and effectively and whether they should be restructured in the face of declining patient workloads; (3) how well DOD is implementing its managed care program; (4) how to control health care costs without compromising quality and access; (5) the applicability of private sector best practices; and (6) pension and disability programs, particularly regarding their eligibility requirements and duplication of and reimbursement from other programs.