TITLE

VA Health Care: Laundry Service Operations and Costs: HEHS-00-16

PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/21/1999, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) spends about one-third of its health care budget on support services, such as food services, laundry, and housekeeping, at hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliaries. Members of Congress have raised concerns that VA could do more to increase the efficiency of these support services. This report, the second in a series on VA support services, provides fiscal year 1998 baseline information on (1) the type and the volume of laundry services that VA provides, (2) how VA delivers laundry services, (3) the costs that VA incurs, and (4) the revenue that VA raises from selling laundry services. GAO's first report described VA's food service operations. (See GAO/HEHS-00-17, Nov. 1999.)
ACCESSION #
18225181

 

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