Maximizing Access and Resources: An Examination of VA Productivity and Efficiency, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, July 13, 2017   [open pdf - 228KB]

This is the July 13, 2017 hearing titled "Maximizing Access and Resources: An Examination of VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] Productivity and Efficiency" before the House Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Veterans' Affairs. From the opening statement of Brad Wenstrup: "Today, we will discuss clinical productivity and efficiency in the Department of Veterans Affairs' health care system. As a clinician and a veteran, this is an issue I hold near and dear to my heart. As one of our witnesses, the Government Accountability Office, will note this afternoon, VHA's [Veterans Health Administration] bottom line has grown significantly over the last decade, increasing from $37.8 billion in fiscal year 2006 to $91.2 billion in fiscal year 2016. [...] This afternoon, we are going to examine findings from both a recent GAO [Government Accountability Office] report and from the 2015 independent assessment, which will detail a variety of concerns with clinical efficiency and provider productivity at VA medical facilities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: C. Sharif Ambrose, Randall B. Williamson, Jonathan B. Perlin, Carolyn Clancy, and Murray D. Altose.

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Serial No. 115-24
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