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Veterans' Health Care Facilities Resource Allocations Could Be More Equitable

Veterans' Health Care: Facilities Resource Allocations Could Be More Equitable by Barry Leonard
English | Aug. 30, 2004 | ISBN: 0788128949 | 76 Pages | PDF | 0.5 MB
Determines to what extent does VA's allocation system provide for an equitable distribution of resources among VA facilities; what are the causes of any inequity in the distribution of resources, and what changes, if any, would help ensure that the system more equitably distributes resources? An equitable system provides comparable resources for comparable workload; and provides resources so that veterans within the priority categories have the same availability of care, to the extent practical, throughout the VA health care system. Charts and tables.

Determines to what extent does VA's allocation system provide for an equitable distribution of resources among VA facilities; what are the causes of any inequity in the distribution of resources, and what changes, if any, would help ensure that the system more equitably distributes resources? An equitable system provides comparable resources for comparable workload; and provides resources so that veterans within the priority categories have the same availability of care, to the extent practical, throughout the VA health care system. Charts and tables.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is faced with the challenge ofequitably allocating more than $16 billion in health care appropriationsacross a nationwide network of hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Thechallenge is made greater by the shifting demographics of veterans. Whilenationally the veteran population is declining, veterans have migratedfrom northeastern and midwestern states to southeastern andsouthwestern states in the past decade, offsetting veteran deaths in thesestates.

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