The VA health care system performs similar to or better than non-VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality, although there is high variation in quality across individual VA facilities, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Examining a wide array of commonly used measures of health care quality, researchers found that VA hospitals generally provided better quality care than non-VA hospitals and the VA’s outpatient services were better quality when compared to commercial HMOs, Medicaid HMOs and Medicare HMOs. The findings are published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
- Comparing Quality of Care in Veterans Affairs and Non-Veterans Affairs Settings. Journal of General Internal Medicine. May 2018.
- Rand Corporation: https://www.rand.org/news/press/2018/04/26.html