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United States Congress House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension, Insurance, and Memorial Affairs

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VA health care : how distance from VA facilities affects veterans' use of VA services : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension, Insurance, and Memorial Affairs, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living within five miles of a VA Hospital or outpatient clinic significant increases the likelihood that a veterans will use VA health care services. Although most veterans live within 25 miles of a VA hospital or outpatient clinic, use of VA facility declines significantly among veterans living more than five miles from a VA facility. Only about 11 percent of veterans live within five miles of a VA Hospital providing acute medical and surgical care and 17 percent within five miles of a VA outpatient clinic. Use of VA health care services does not decline with distance as rapidly among veterans receiving VA compensation or pension payments. Even those veterans with service-connected disability who live more than 100 miles from a VA outpatient clinic are more likely to avail themselves of VA outpatient services than are higher income veterans with nonservice-connected disabilities who live within five miles of a VA outpatient clinic. Other factors that may contribute to differences in the use of VA services include broader eligibility and entitlement to outpatient care for service-connected and low-income veterans, veterans' ages, and differences in available resources
 
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