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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(5 of more than 616 ACCESS focused publications)
- Brunner J, Schweizer CA, Canelo IA, Leung LB, Strauss JL, Yano EM. Timely access to mental health care among women veterans. Psychological Services. 2018 Apr 5.
- Koffel E, Bramoweth AD, Ulmer CS. Increasing access to and utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I): a narrative review. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018 Apr 4.
- Plantinga LC, Lynch RJ, Patzer RE, Pastan SO, Bowling CB. Association of Serious Fall Injuries among United States End Stage Kidney Disease Patients with Access to Kidney Transplantation. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2018 Mar 6; 13(4):628-637.
- Radcliff TA, Chu K, Der-Martirosian C, Dobalian A. A Model for Measuring Ambulatory Access to Care Recovery after Disasters. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 2018 Mar 1; 31(2):252-259.
- Narain K, Bean-Mayberry B, Washington DL, Canelo IA, Darling JE, Yano EM. Access to Care and Health Outcomes Among Women Veterans Using Veteran's Administration Health Care: Association With Food Insufficiency. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 2018 Feb 20.
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(5 of more than 112 ACCESS focused publication briefs)
- Study Compares VA Care to Community Care for Veterans Receiving Elective Coronary Revascularization
This observational study compared access, quality, and cost of elective coronary revascularization procedures between VA and community care (CC) hospitals. Findings showed that compared to CC hospitals, Veterans who underwent PCI in VA hospitals had lower mortality (1.5% vs. 0.65%), lower costs ($22,025 vs. $15,683), and similar readmission rates. Compared to CC hospitals, Veterans who underwent C...
Date: January 3, 2018
- Study Identifies which VA Mental Health Program Characteristics are Associated with Patient Satisfaction
This study examined the relationships between a set of patient satisfaction measures and a large collection of mental health program characteristics for Veterans with a recent mental health encounter in the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that broad measures of mental healthcare program reach (i.e., proportion of patients served) and intensity (i.e., number of visits) – and nearly all measur...
Date: May 19, 2017
- Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Pain
Interactive voice response (IVR) – automated telephonic technology that allows patients to report symptoms, functioning, and pain coping skill use and to receive pre-recorded information and feedback – may improve access to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. This randomized trial assessed the efficacy of interactive voice response-based CBT (IVR-CBT) as compared to in-person CBT ...
Date: April 3, 2017
- VA Hepatitis C Care and Experiences with the Choice Program
This study examined perspectives and experiences with the VA Choice Program among Veterans with HCV and their providers at three VAMCs in the New England region. Findings showed that the Choice Program has the potential to increase Veterans’ access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, but Veterans and VA providers described substantial problems in the initial years of the program. Four main theme...
Date: March 3, 2017
- VA’s Patient Aligned Care Teams’ Challenges in Providing Care for Women Veterans
In this study, investigators conducted interviews with primary care providers and staff in eight VA medical centers to assess provider and staff experiences with PACT, implementation of core medical home features, and facilitators and barriers encountered in providing PACT care to women Veteran patients. Findings showed that providers and staff have generally positive attitudes toward PACT. Howeve...
Date: March 1, 2017
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( 5 of more than 63 ACCESS focused projects
|| VA-Legal Clinic Partnerships to Increase Veterans’ Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Access, Initiation, and Engagement
|| Advanced Prediction Models to Optimize Treatment and Access for Veterans with Hepatitis C
|| Impact of New Physician Residents on Veterans' Access to Care
|| Access to Specialty Care for Veterans with Complex Conditions
|| A Multi-Faceted Intervention to Improve Alcohol Dependence Pharmacotherapy Access
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The most recent "Access" seminars are displayed.
Conducting a Research Study Using VINCI
|| Simpson, Ron
DaVINCI – How DoD Data Came to VA
|| DuVall, Scott
Pursuing Health Equity for Veterans with a Dedicated National Program Office—Five Years in Review
|| Jones, Kenneth
Timely Care in Primary Care: My VA Access Evaluation and Primary Care Analytics and Evaluation Unit
|| Batten, Adam
HERC Q&A: Trying to Understand Choice Data
|| Wagner, Todd
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- 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