ABSTRACT

COVID-19: Implementation and Oversight of Preparedness Strategies at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Report to Congressional Addresses   [open pdf - 590KB]

From the Highlights: "VHA [Veterans Health Administration] provides health care to more than 10 million veterans each year, offering a range of services at approximately 170 VAMCs [Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers] nationwide. In January 2020, components of VHA's emergency management system began coordinating the agency's efforts to prepare for the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic so VAMCs could continue the delivery of services while maintaining the health and safety of patients and staff. The CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to report on its ongoing monitoring and oversight efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes VHA efforts to prepare for COVID-19, including (1) how selected VAMCs implemented VHA's COVID-19 preparedness strategies; and (2) the steps VHA took to oversee VAMCs' implementation of preparedness strategies."

Report Number:
GAO-21-514
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Date:
2021-06
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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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