TITLE

It's Not Your Father's VA

AUTHOR(S)
Pine, Art
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2006, Vol. 132 Issue 4, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Veterans Health Administration, medical arm of the department of veteran affairs, U.S. (VA) has overhauled its health-care delivery system over the past 12 years. It has transformed into a responsive, high-quality medical care network that's being lauded as one that private hospitals and clinics ought to emulate. The private Washington-based National Committee for Quality Assurance, which ranks medical-care facilities according to 17 key performance measures, said VA hospitals were outperforming other public and private hospitals in every category. A 2003 study published by the New England Journal of Medicine rated VA care significantly better than medicare-financed private medical facilities on 11 separate measures of quality.
ACCESSION #
20412274

 

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