Interventions to improve veterans' access to care a systematic review of the literature

Recently, researchers within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have begun to develop an updated conceptualization of access which takes into account the impact of new technology on access and places a greater focus on outcomes beyond increased access. Specifically, the new conceptualization ac...

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Main Author: Kehle, Shannon
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis VA Health Care System (U.S.) VA Evidence Synthesis Program
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Service 2011, 2011
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Recently, researchers within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have begun to develop an updated conceptualization of access which takes into account the impact of new technology on access and places a greater focus on outcomes beyond increased access. Specifically, the new conceptualization acknowledges post-access outcomes such as satisfaction, symptom levels, and functioning. As such, we sought to conduct a review of the literature that would clarify the current state of knowledge regarding the link between access to healthcare and system-level (e.g., utilization, satisfaction with care) and patient-level (quality of life, symptoms, mortality) outcomes. Given VA's continuing commitment to improving access for veterans, we also examined the efficacy of interventions designed to improve access, with a focus on access, system-level, and patient-level outcomes
Item Description:"VA-ESP Project # 90-009.". - Title from PDF cover (viewed August 1, 2011). - "January 2011."
Physical Description:49 p. ill