The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is nationally and internationally known for its commitment to innovative quality and safety programs and for its transparency in being accountable for the results achieved by those programs.
VHA issued its first comprehensive facility-level report of quality and safety data, reporting on care provided in inpatient and outpatient settings, quality of care within specific patient populations, and patient satisfaction and outcomes in 2008.
Raw data from both reports are published on data.gov to allow Veterans and the public to track changes, improvements in care, and the results of initiatives to address issues noted in previous reports. Further information may be found at hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.
The 2013 report includes quality and safety data and information related to the care provided in the following areas: outpatient and inpatient settings, the staffing of each VA health care facility, the quality of inpatient and outpatient health care provided to all Veterans and to certain patient populations, the health care center accreditation status, patient satisfaction and selected patient outcomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The data tables included with the report are referenced below. The data tables are updated annually and reference information from FY 2012 only.
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