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Access

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 620 ACCESS focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 119 ACCESS focused publication briefs)

  • Most Women Veterans Report Timely Access to Mental Healthcare, Leading to High Satisfaction with VA Care
    This study evaluated access to mental healthcare by assessing women Veterans’ perceptions of the timeliness and quality of care. Findings showed that of the 419 women Veterans in this study cohort, 59% reported "always" getting an appointment for mental healthcare as soon as needed, and another 22% reported “usually” getting an appointment as soon as needed. Two problems were negatively associated...
    Date: April 5, 2018
  • Assessing Expansion of VA’s Home-Based Primary Care Program for American-Indian Veteran Patient Population
    VA provides home-based primary care (HBPC) in rural communities with American Indian reservations, where prospective patients may qualify for healthcare from VA, Medicare (CMS), and/or the Indian Health Service (IHS). This multi-site study of the effectiveness of HBPC expansion to these rural areas also describes the characteristics of patients who meet the requirements for admission to rural HBPC...
    Date: April 1, 2018
  • Then and Now: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in VA
    As the largest provider of substance use disorder treatment in the nation, VA has taken proactive steps to increase access to medications indicated for opioid use disorder (OUD), which is an essential component of evidence-based care. This article examines the history of those medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and injectable naltrexone) within VA, as well as early and ongoing efforts to incre...
    Date: March 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
  • Evidence Review Identifies Modest Mortality Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in VA Healthcare
    To support VA’s efforts to better understand the scale and determinants of disparities in racial and ethnic mortality – and to develop interventions to reduce disparities, investigators from the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center in Portland, OR conducted an evidence review of mortality disparities specific to VA. Findings showed that although VA’s equal access healthcar...
    Date: March 1, 2018

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Studies

( 5 of more than 66 ACCESS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 16-266 Veteran Access to Emergency Care Vashi, Anita 2018-05-01
IIR 17-123 Randomized Controlled Trial of AboutFace: A Novel Video Storytelling Resource to Improve Access, Engagement, and Utilization of Mental Health Treatment among Veterans with PTSD Grubaugh, Anouk 2018-05-01
PPO 16-337 VA-Legal Clinic Partnerships to Increase Veterans’ Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Access, Initiation, and Engagement Timko, Christine 2017-09-01
IIR 16-089 Improving Access to Supported Employment for Veterans with Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury Pogoda, Terri 2017-05-01
IIR 16-024 Advanced Prediction Models to Optimize Treatment and Access for Veterans with Hepatitis C Waljee, Akbar 2017-04-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Access" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Access" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/20/2018 Experiences with Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Preventable Hospitalization Augustine, Matthew  
5/23/2018 Querying CDW Meta Views Gonsoulin, Margaret  
4/12/2018 Conducting a Research Study Using VINCI Simpson, Ron  
Trautman, Tim  
3/8/2018 DaVINCI – How DoD Data Came to VA DuVall, Scott  
2/22/2018 Pursuing Health Equity for Veterans with a Dedicated National Program Office—Five Years in Review Jones, Kenneth  
Uchendu, Uchenna  

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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.
  • Spotlight on Access

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