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Transformation of the US Veterans Health Administration

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Ten years ago, it would have been hard to imagine the publication of an issue of a scholarly journal dedicated to applying lessons from the transformation of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Health System to the renewal of other countries' national health systems. Yet, with the recent publication of a dedicated edition of the Canadian journal Healthcare Papers (2005), this actually happened. Veterans Affairs health care also has been similarly lauded this past year in the lay press, being described as ‘the best care anywhere’ in the Washington Monthly, and described as ‘top-notch healthcare’ in US News and World Report's annual health care issue enumerating the ‘Top 100 Hospitals’ in the United States (Longman, 2005; Gearon, 2005).

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  • Perlin, Jonathan B., 2006. "Transformation of the US Veterans Health Administration," Health Economics, Policy and Law, Cambridge University Press, vol. 1(2), pages 99-105, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:hecopl:v:1:y:2006:i:02:p:99-105_00
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    1. Veillard, Jeremy Henri Maurice & Brown, Adalsteinn Davidson & Barış, Enis & Permanand, Govin & Klazinga, Niek Sebastian, 2011. "Health system stewardship of National Health Ministries in the WHO European region: Concepts, functions and assessment framework," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 103(2), pages 191-199.

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