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As an essential element of the comprehensive rehabilitation efforts at Northport VA Medical Center, and as a service whose demand is projected to increase substantially with the expanding proportion of aging veterans, eye/vision care has become increasingly important. As a result, the administration of the Medical Center decided to heed the suggestions of(More)
A needs assessment was conducted to determine the existence and extent of differences between Vietnam-era veterans and other veterans residing within the catchment area of the Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center. The results of a questionnaire completed by 486 veterans indicated that, compared with World War II and Korean War veterans, a(More)
Hospital-wide and real-time clinical outcome evaluation systems promote optimal quality of care with contained costs. These measurements of achieved health care benefits are critical for the ongoing process of national health care improvement. A practical hospital-wide quality improvement method, developed in the Veterans Administration Medical Center-Salt(More)
Basic eye care has been available at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), Northport, NY, for the past 20 years. The demand for these services increased as the mission of this medical center was broadened to include major medical and surgery services. Increased migration of veterans to Long Island and their subsequent aging further increased(More)
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