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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 78 ACCESS TO CARE focused publications)


  • Huang D, Siddiqui SA, Touchett HN, Skelton F. Pro Protecting the most vulnerable among us: access to care and resources for persons with disability from spinal cord injury during the COVID-19 pandemic. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2021 Feb 15.
  • Nicosia FM, Kaul B, Totten AM, Silvestrini MC, Williams K, Whooley MA, Sarmiento KF. Leveraging Telehealth to improve access to care: a qualitative evaluation of Veterans' experience with the VA TeleSleep program. BMC health services research. 2021 Jan 21; 21(1):77.
  • Wang V, Swaminathan S, Corneau EA, Maciejewski ML, Trivedi AN, O'Hare AM, Mor V. Association of VA Payment Reform for Dialysis with Spending, Access to Care, and Outcomes for Veterans with ESKD. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2020 Nov 6; 15(11):1631-1639.
  • Myers US, Birks A, Grubaugh AL, Axon RN. Flattening the Curve by Getting Ahead of It: How the VA Healthcare System Is Leveraging Telehealth to Provide Continued Access to Care for Rural Veterans. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 2021 Jan 1; 37(1):194-196.
  • Der-Martirosian C, Chu K, Dobalian A. Use of Telehealth to Improve Access to Care at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs During the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 2020 Apr 13; 1-5.

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 13 ACCESS TO CARE focused publication briefs)



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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.


  • Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans || In Progress

    ...health risks and unique challenges in accessing healthcare.2 For example, a recent...79% were satisfied with their medical care, and 69% were satisfied with their mental...investigations designed to improve clinical decision-making and care, inform patients...topics. In This Issue: Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans Overview: New

  • Health Outcomes and Healthcare Use among Transgender Veterans || In Progress

    ...health risks and unique challenges in accessing healthcare.2 For example, a recent...79% were satisfied with their medical care, and 69% were satisfied with their mental...2019 In This Issue: Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans » Table of...US population.1 Recognizing the need to serve transgender Veterans, VHA issued

  • Forum Summer 2019: Access and the MISSION Act

    ...affects access to care in VA, from MISSION Act eligibility for community care to...meeting the urgent needs of Veterans to the implementation of a more comprehensive...2019 Access and the MISSION Act A range of factors affects access to care in VA...for community care to meeting the urgent needs of Veterans to the implementation

  • Forum Fall 2017: Role of Nurses in Managing Care

    ...serves a large population requiring care for chronic diseases such as diabetes...issues. These Veterans require care delivery designed to improve their quality of...HSR&D Home Fall 2017 » Back to Table of Contents Research Highlight VA Nursing:...The purpose of the PEI is to improve Veteran care by informing the QUERI program

  • Measuring the Value of Improving Access to Community Care || In Progress

    ...a team approach to primary care through Patient Aligned Care Teams or PACTs,...a primary care provider, clinical pharmacist, registered nurse care manager,...Primary Care » Table of Contents Measuring the Value of Improving Access to Community...Community Care Feature Article Takeaway: This study will identify key determinants

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Cyberseminars

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

Date Title Presenter(s)
3/3/2021 Access and Virtual Care COREs: Complementary Initiatives to Speed the Research Cycle Wray, Charlie  
Hogan, Timothy  
Haun, Jolie  
Hebert, Paul  
1/27/2021 Using VA data and information systems (including Cerner data from Spokane) to support the ORH TeleSleep Enterprise-Wide Initiative Sarmiento, Kathleen  
Whooley, Mary  
11/18/2020 Impact of Virtual Integrated Multisite PACT (V-IMPACT) for Teleprimary Care on Patients’ Utilization and Costs Oh, Anna  
Yoon, Jean  
11/17/2020 Using VA data and information systems to support the ORH TeleSleep Enterprise Wide Initiative (a QUERI/Operational Partnership) Sarmiento, Kathleen  
Whooley, Mary  
9/22/2020 Access Research Priorities: Perspectives of the Office of Veterans Access to Care (OVAC) and Veterans Access Research Consortium Ho, Michael  
Kirsh, Susan  

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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. 
  • Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers

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