Reconsidering the Veterans Health Administration: A Model and a Moment for Publicly Funded Health Care Delivery

Ryoo, Joan J.; Malin, Jennifer L.
June 2011
Annals of Internal Medicine;6/7/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 11, p772
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) performance in terms of cancer care in the U.S. According to the author, VHA has adhered to broadly accepted process measures in chronic disease management and preventive care including Medicare, commercial managed care, and various community health systems. The author also provides the findings of the comparative study between the treatment of older male veterans in the VHA system and fee-for-service Medicare patients.


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