VA is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system with 151 medical centers and nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.
VA often outperforms private health care providers in a number of important areas. Health care performance can be measured using the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) scores. HEDIS scores allow consumers to compare health plan performance based on standard measurements.
You can compare average VA medical center performance to non-VA hospital performance in the areas listed below: