VA Health Care: Further Efforts Needed to Improve Hepatitis C Testing for At-Risk Veterans Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title VA Health Care: Further Efforts Needed to Improve Hepatitis C Testing for At-Risk Veterans

Creator

  • Author: United States. General Accounting Office.
    Creator Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: United States. General Accounting Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2003-12-12

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Hepatitis C is a chronic disease caused by a blood-borne virus that can lead to potentially fatal liverrelated conditions. In 2001, GAO reported that the VA missed opportunities to test about 50 percent of veterans identified as at risk for hepatitis C. GAO was asked to (1) review VA's fiscal year 2002 performance measurement results in testing veterans at risk for hepatitis C, (2) identify factors that impede VA's efforts to test veterans for hepatitis C, and (3) identify actions taken by VA networks and medical facilities to improve the testing rate of veterans at risk for hepatitis C. GAO reviewed VA's fiscal year 2002 hepatitis C performance results and compared them against VA's national performance goals, interviewed headquarters and field officials in three networks, and conducted a case study in one network."

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: health care
  • Keyword: veterans
  • Keyword: va health care
  • Keyword: letter report

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: GAO-04-106
  • Accession or Local Control No: 240836
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-106
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc290561