Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1998-99

Gao ID: IAP-97-21 September 1, 1997

GAO provided information on its Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 1999.

GAO plans to examine: (1) opportunities to improve existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) health care systems' and VA benefit programs' management and accountability; (2) efforts to structurally reform the VA and DOD health care and VA benefits systems to better accomplish their missions; (3) the implementation of, and lessons learned from, managed health care strategies in VA and DOD; and (4) whether federal agencies are effectively serving the unique health needs of special populations.

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