The Resource Veterans Health Administration: opportunities exist for improving veterans' access to health care services in the Pacific Islands : report to congressional addressees

Veterans Health Administration: opportunities exist for improving veterans' access to health care services in the Pacific Islands : report to congressional addressees

Label
Veterans Health Administration: opportunities exist for improving veterans' access to health care services in the Pacific Islands : report to congressional addressees
Title
Veterans Health Administration: opportunities exist for improving veterans' access to health care services in the Pacific Islands
Title remainder
report to congressional addressees
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Veterans' access to timely health care at VA medical facilities has been a long-standing problem identified by GAO and VA's Office of Inspector General. The remote nature of the Pacific Islands creates some unique challenges for VAPIHCS, which may affect its ability to provide the approximately 50,000 veterans it serves in American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands with timely access to primary, mental health, and specialty care. Among other things, this report examines: the extent to which the VAPIHCS veterans received (1) timely primary and mental health care, and (2) timely specialty care; and (3) any challenges VAPIHCS faced in recruiting and retaining physicians, and strategies to resolve them. GAO makes four recommendations, including that VAPIHCS improve monitoring of referrals to one DOD facility and evaluate the effectiveness of physician recruitment and retention strategies
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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United States
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Draper, Debra
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Employee retention
  • United States
  • Employees
  • Employee retention
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Pacific Area
Label
Veterans Health Administration: opportunities exist for improving veterans' access to health care services in the Pacific Islands : report to congressional addressees
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Publication
Note
  • "April 2018."
  • "GAO-18-288."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background. -- Most veterans in our review received primary and mental health care from VA providers withi VHA's timeliness goals, although some faced delays. -- VAPIHCS referred most specialty care to non-VA providers within VHA's timeliness goal, but time taken to provide care was variable ad sometimes lengthy. -- VAPIHCS has faced physician recruitment and retention challenges, but ha not evaluated the strategies it used to help resolve them. -- Veterans face a number of challenges accessing health care in the Pacific Islands, and VAPIHCS uses several strategies to improve access. -- Conclusions. -- Recommendations for exeutive action. -- Agency comments and our evaluation. -- Appendices
Control code
1037094214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 61 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037094214
Label
Veterans Health Administration: opportunities exist for improving veterans' access to health care services in the Pacific Islands : report to congressional addressees
Publication
Note
  • "April 2018."
  • "GAO-18-288."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background. -- Most veterans in our review received primary and mental health care from VA providers withi VHA's timeliness goals, although some faced delays. -- VAPIHCS referred most specialty care to non-VA providers within VHA's timeliness goal, but time taken to provide care was variable ad sometimes lengthy. -- VAPIHCS has faced physician recruitment and retention challenges, but ha not evaluated the strategies it used to help resolve them. -- Veterans face a number of challenges accessing health care in the Pacific Islands, and VAPIHCS uses several strategies to improve access. -- Conclusions. -- Recommendations for exeutive action. -- Agency comments and our evaluation. -- Appendices
Control code
1037094214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 61 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037094214

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