Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 207–213 | Cite as

Regional variation in VAMC's operative efficiency

  • E. David Perez


The Department of Veterans Affairs is managed by a global budget regulated by Congress. How effective the VA handles this budget can provide insight into future plans for any form of universal health insurance. Using Date Envelope Analysis (DEA) this study shows that 51 of 158 continental VAMCs operate relatively efficiently. Variation in operative efficiency could be explained by Service Area size and geographic regional location. This finding suggests more active regional planning may improve veteran hospital operative efficiency.


Health Insurance Regional Variation Veteran Affair Regional Location Operative Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. David Perez
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Medical College of Virginia—McGuire VAMCRichmond

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