|Title:||Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Healthcare Inspections
This Office of Inspector General (OIG) Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program report provides a focused evaluation of the quality of care delivered in the inpatient and outpatient settings of the Birmingham VA Medical Center and multiple outpatient clinics in Alabama. The inspection covers key clinical and administrative processes that are associated with promoting quality care. This inspection focused on Leadership and Organizational Risks; Quality, Safety, and Value; Medical Staff Privileging; Environment of Care; Medication Management: Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Pain; Mental Health: Suicide Prevention Program; Care Coordination: Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions; Women’s Health: Comprehensive Care; and High-Risk Processes: Reusable Medical Equipment.