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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Make the VA Self Insured

The VA should provide healthcare to its employees as an employee benefit as a substitute for the commercial health insurance provided as an employee benefit. The VA aspires to be the provider of the highest quality healthcare available, yet most of the 250,000 employees of the VA must seek their healthcare elsewhere. The costs of providing healthcare at the VA is lower than providing care elsewhere, but the VA pays commercial... more »

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