ABSTRACT

Veterans Health Care: Agency Efforts to Provide and Study Prosthetics for Small but Growing Female Veteran Population, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Highlights: "Women are the fastest growing veteran subpopulation, with the number of female veterans using VHA [Veterans Health Administration] health care services increasing 29 percent from 2014 to 2019. Female veterans accounted for an estimated 10 percent of the total veteran population in fiscal year 2019. They are eligible to receive a full range of VHA health care services, including obtaining prosthetics. House Report 115-188 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review VHA's prosthetic services for female veterans. This report examines 1) trends in prosthetics provided by VHA to female veterans; 2) characteristics of the female veteran population with limb loss and how VHA provides prosthetic services to these veterans through its Amputation System of Care; and 3) VHA's research efforts and the challenges that exist in studying prosthetics for female veterans with limb loss."

Report Number:
GAO-21-60
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Date:
2020-11
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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