U.S. Veterans’ Hospitals Often Better Than Nearby Alternatives – Reuters

Read article - Quotes William Weeks, professor of psychiatry, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in a feature story about a study he coauthored that found that U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities. The findings suggest that outsourcing veterans' care to non-VA hospitals solely for patient convenience should be reconsidered, particularly in regions where nearby hospitals don't achieve quality scores that are better than the VA. (Picked up by WSAU, WIBQ, Stars and Stripes, and New Hampshire Union Leader.)