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Accession Number PB2013-103129
Title Veterans Health Administration Audit of Physician Staffing Levels for Specialty Care Services.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 21p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In January 2002, Public Law 107-135 mandated that VA establish a nationwide policy to ensure medical facilities have adequate staff to provide appropriate, high-quality care and services. However, audits and inspections continued to identify the need for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to improve their staffing methodology by implementing productivity standards. To evaluate VHAs progress in implementing a policy on physician staffing levels, we assessed whether VHA had an effective methodology for determining physician staffing levels for 33 of VHAs specialty care services. VHA did not collect workload data on some specialty care services, such as podiatry, thus we did not include those in our audit.
Keywords Audit
Health care
Inspections
Medical facilities
Physicians
Recommendations
Staffing
Veterans Health Administration
Veterans(Military personnel)


 
Source Agency Department of Veterans Affairs
NTIS Subject Category 44B - Agency Administrative & Financial Management
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
Corporate Author Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. Office of Audits and Evaluations.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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