04 May '18, 2pm

VA News Release: VA Health Care Rated Same or Better than Private Hospitals

The authors of the RAND study analyzed inpatient and outpatient performance measures used by VA and non-VA hospitals. On inpatient care, VA hospitals performed on average the same or significantly better than non-VA hospitals on 21 of 26 measures. VA performed significantly better than commercial and Medicaid Health Maintenance Organizations on 28 of 30 measures, with no difference on the other two. There was a wide variation in performance across VA, but an even wider variation among the non-VA hospitals.

Full article: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=4049

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