TITLE

Veterans' health system blazing trails

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p518
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), an agency under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including its achievements, health care system and medical provisions. The agency has consistently outperformed commercial providers through the quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction of their health care system. VHA has received various recognitions for its health care systems, including the 2006 Innovations in American Government award. The agency has also able to provide better service to American veterans through adopting high medical technologies, streamlining approved drug lists and bargained with drug companies, and opening hundred of community clinics around the country.
ACCESSION #
34078423

 

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