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Women Health. 1992;18(1):81-95.

Assessing health care delivery to male versus female veterans.

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  • 1Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Field Program, Hines VA Hospital, IL 60141.

Abstract

The study reported was undertaken to explore allegations that women veterans have not received the quality of care in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that is typical of that being received by their male counterparts. The study consisted of a chart review of male and female inpatients (n = 114) and telephone interviews with a subsample of these veterans (n = 55) treated at a large metropolitan VA hospital. Overall, chart documentation was poor, regardless of gender. On average, two-thirds of males and females receive regular gender-specific examinations, although the number is somewhat lower for females. Both women and men were quite satisfied with the care they received. Future studies should focus on the evaluation of workable solutions to providing equitable health care to women veterans that are already in operation.

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