Accession Number:

AD1101558

Title:

Constructing New VA Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, Unjustified

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Government Accountability Office WASHINGTON DC United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

As part of its construction program the Veterans Administration VA planned to build a new VA hospital in Camden, New Jersey. GAO analyzed the methods used by VA to determine the size requirements of the hospital. The proposed VA hospital in Camden is not a replacement of a VA hospital, but an addition to the VA system. Its construction is not justified. Avoiding construction of the new hospital would save approximately 70 million in construction funds and about 32 million per year in operating expenses.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE