Accession Number:

ADA106663

Title:

Providing Veterans with Service-Connected Dental Problems Higher Priority at VA Clinics Could Reduce Fee-Program Costs.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The Veterans Health Care Amendments of 1979 directed VA to place greater emphasis on treating service-connected dental problems in VA clinics. Because VA has not effectively carried out the law, the number of referrals to dentists in the private sector has grown. GAO offers a number of recommendations to increase the amount of dental care provided to veterans with service-connected problems and to improve the operations and productivity of VA dental clinics.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE