Events Associated with Changes in Reliance on VHA Among Medicare-Eligible Veterans
Paul Hebert, PhD
Seminar date: 10/16/2019
Description: Abstract: We can learn something about how Veterans value Veterans Health Administration (VHA) versus community providers by observing when Veterans choose VHA or Medicare providers after they turn 65. For a cohort of Veterans who were newly age-eligible for Medicare, we estimated the change in VHA reliance (VA outpatient visits divided by total VHA and Medicare visits) associated with specific events, including: receiving a life-threatening diagnosis, having a Medicare-paid hospitalization, or moving further from VHA.
Target audiences: Health services researchers and policy makers.