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In 1991 the National VA Surgical Risk Study (NVASRS) began in 44 Veterans Administration Medical Centers. By December 31, 1993 there was information for 500,000 non-cardiac surgical procedures. In 1994 NVASRS was expanded to all 128 VHA hospitals that performed surgery. The name was then changed to the ...


Dec 21, 2004 ... Steven.Asch@med.va.gov. Summary for patients in Ann Intern Med. 2004 Dec 21 ;141(12):I42. BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has ... OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of VHA care with that of care in a national sample by using a comprehensive quality-of-care measure.


In recent years, however, articles in the academic and popular press have reported quite a sharp turnaround in the VHA's performance (Asch et al. 2004; Gaul 2005; Jha et al. 2003; Krugman 2006; Longman 2005; Young 2000), indicating that U.S. health policymakers may have interesting things to learn from the VHA in the ...


It remains unclear where the Veterans Health Administration (VA) finds itself in the spectrum of care currently available in the United States. The quality of ... Investigators: Paul G Shekelle, MD, PhD, Steven Asch, MD, MPH, Peter Glassman, MBBS, MSc, Sierra Matula, MD, Amal Trivedi, MD, MPH, and Isomi Miake-Lye, BA.


Oct 16, 2017 ... Although reducing adverse events and medical errors has become a central focus of the U.S. health care system over the past two decades both within and outside the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospital systems, patients treated in psychiatric units of acute care general hospitals have been ...


Dec 21, 2004 ... Comparison of Quality of Care for Patients in the Veterans Health Administration and Patients in a National Sample Free. Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH; Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD; Mary M. Hogan, PhD; Rodney A. Hayward, MD; Paul Shekelle, MD, MPH; Lisa Rubenstein, MD; Joan Keesey, BA; John Adams, ...


Oct 14, 2013 ... Walling et al evaluate nonhospice supportive cancer care comprehensively in a national sample of veterans. See also the invited ... care or hospice before death. Single- vs multiple-fraction radiotherapy should have been considered in 28 veterans with bone metastasis, but none were offered this option.


Under the statute, all veterans who qualify for state civil service positions must be considered for appointment ahead of any qualifying nonveterans. .... on an examination for a job with the Board of Dental Examiners, and in 1973 the third highest on a test for an Administrative Assistant position with a mental health center.


VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1243 health care facilities, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1063 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics).