Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic and Primary Care Clinic Reviews at Wilmington VA Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware
Report Number: 14-00235-195
Issue Date: 6/26/2014
City/State: Wilmington, DE
Dover, DE
Georgetown, DE
Vineland, NJ
Northfield, NJ
Cape May, NJ
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CBOC Reports
Release Type: Unrestricted
Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General reviewed the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and primary care clinics (PCCs) of the Wilmington VA Medical Center. The purpose of the review was to determine whether the CBOCs and PCCs provide safe, consistent, and high-quality health care for our veterans. The review covered the clinical care components of alcohol use disorder and medication management and evaluated if processes were in place for designated women’s health providers to maintain proficiency in women’s health. We also randomly selected the Cape May County CBOC, Cape May, NJ, and Kent County CBOC, Dover, DE, for site visits during the week of March 3, 2014, to evaluate the environments of care. OIG noted opportunities for improvement and made 10 recommendations in the following reviews: Alcohol Use Disorder, Medication Management, Designated Women’s Health Provider Proficiency, and Environment of Care.