Joan J. Ryoo, MD, MSHS; Jennifer L. Malin, MD, PhD
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Ryoo JJ, Malin JL. Reconsidering the Veterans Health Administration: A Model and a Moment for Publicly Funded Health Care Delivery. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:772-773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-11-201106070-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(11):772-773.
Since the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was systemically (and systematically) “reengineered” to follow a more decentralized, managed care template more than 15 years ago (1–3), it has demonstrated accumulating achievements in health and health care delivery, over time outshining not only its own performance but that of others (4–6). In chronic disease management and preventive care, the VHA has surpassed Medicare (7), commercial managed care (8), and various community health systems in adherence to broadly accepted process measures (9).
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