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Access to Care

Access to healthcare includes a variety of concerns, including how close Veterans live to VA healthcare facilities, and whether or not they are older, disabled, and/or chronically ill and so may experience difficulty traveling. HSR&D researchers study several important aspects of access, including how living in rural settings or being a minority Veteran may affect access to care, as well as all Veterans' access to specialty care (i.e., mental healthcare, rehabilitation services, HIV treatment).

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Citations

(5 of more than 68 ACCESS TO CARE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 7 ACCESS TO CARE focused publication briefs)

  • Veterans Eligible for VA Purchased Healthcare Based on Distance from VA Facilities Face Shortage of Non-VA Providers
    This study examined the potential impacts of reforms to improve access to care for Veterans living in rural areas on these Veterans and healthcare providers. Findings showed that initiatives to purchase care for Veterans living more than 40 miles from VA facilities may not significantly improve their access to care, as these areas are underserved by non-VA providers. For example, about 16% of thes...
    Date: May 29, 2018
  • Racial/Ethnic and Gender Variations in Veteran Satisfaction with VA Healthcare
    This study of Veterans’ satisfaction with outpatient, inpatient, and specialist care in a diverse sample of Veterans from predominantly minority-serving VAMCs sought to better understand racial/ethnic and gender variations in healthcare satisfaction. Findings showed generally high levels of healthcare satisfaction across 16 domains, with 83% of respondents somewhat or very satisfied with VA health...
    Date: March 1, 2018
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in Primary Care Experiences for Veterans with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
    This study examined racial and ethnic differences in positive and negative experiences in VA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings among Veterans with mental health or substance use disorders (MHSUDs) who completed VA’s 2013 PCMH Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients. Findings showed that positive experiences were reported least often for access. Negative experiences were reported m...
    Date: June 20, 2016
  • VA Maintains Access to Care as Need for Substance Use Treatment Grows
    VA has enhanced funding of mental health programs and substance use disorder (SUD)-specific treatment and also has directed approximately $152 million toward hiring additional SUD staff. This study examined the relationship between dedicated SUD funding and SUD performance measures from 2005 and 2010 for VA medical centers. Findings showed that, overall, access and quality of care kept pace with t...
    Date: March 12, 2015
  • JGIM Special Supplement Highlights Access to VA Healthcare
    The JGIM Supplement includes both the white papers commissioned as background for the September 2010 state-of-the-art (SOTA) conference on “Improving Access to VA Care” and manuscripts submitted in response to a post-SOTA solicitation for original research and reviews pertaining to improving access to VA care. Articles focus on a myriad of topics related to improving access to care for Veterans, ...
    Date: November 1, 2011

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Studies

( 5 of more than 4 ACCESS TO CARE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
PPO 18-121 From Screening to Treatment: Mapping Access to Care Pathways for Veterans who Screen Positive for PTSD Bovin, Michelle 2019-06-01
IIR 15-084 Impact of New Physician Residents on Veterans' Access to Care Kashner, Terrell 2016-06-01
IBA 09-061 Access to Care for Veterans with Chronic Lower Limb Wounds Reiber, Gayle 2010-04-01
PPO 18-121 From Screening to Treatment: Mapping Access to Care Pathways for Veterans who Screen Positive for PTSD Bovin, Michelle 2019-06-01
IIR 15-084 Impact of New Physician Residents on Veterans' Access to Care Kashner, Terrell 2016-06-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Access to Care" publications displayed.

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Access to Care" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/17/2019 The Relationship between Routine Follow-Up Appointments and Access to Primary Care Ellis Price, Megan  
4/18/2019 Understanding Access on the Ground: The Experience of Veterans, Providers and Staff Sayre, George  
1/16/2019 The Science of Where: Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Improve VA Healthcare Leathers, Nancy  
12/19/2018 Measuring Access to Care in VHA: Novel Metrics and Future Possibilities Augustine, Matthew  
Kaboli, Peter  
2/21/2018 Timely Care in Primary Care: My VA Access Evaluation and Primary Care Analytics and Evaluation Unit Batten, Adam  
Kaboli, Peter  

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Videos

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Podcasts

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Other Resources

  • Learn about the VHA's Priorities for Strategic Action in the area of Veteran Access to care
  • Read the QUERI-funded Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center's Policy Brief about how economic and policy effects Veterans' access to care. 
  • Learn more about what kinds of research questions are included within the HSR&D Access Portfolio.
  • Read about projects to improve access included within the HSR&D Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation (CREATE) initiative. 

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