Veterans Admin Centers Rush to Fill Healthcare Needs of Female Vets

August 8, 2011
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It’s not every day that the typical Veterans Admin medical clinic sees a burgeoning number of female vets. Perhaps that’s why the VA has employed only around 60 percent of its female providers in all of its nationwide community-based clinics. Although there is a dedicated provider of womens health services at its more than 150 medical centers, the VA is acknowledging that there is a definite treatment deficit in this area of healthcare delivery.

It’s not every day that the typical Veterans Admin medical clinic sees a burgeoning number of female vets. Perhaps that’s why the VA has employed only around 60 percent of its female providers in all of its nationwide community-based clinics. Although there is a dedicated provider of womens health services at its more than 150 medical centers, the VA is acknowledging that there is a definite treatment deficit in this area of healthcare delivery.

The VA has been bringing doctors and nurse practitioners by the hundreds to mini-residency programs like this one outside Orlando, Fla., focused on women’s health. A key component of the training is performing pelvic exams on live models — typically volunteer nurses — who critique them.

 

These mini-residency type programs could grow in number in other (private, non-profit) settings as healthcare reform gets ramped up. In the case of the VA, the federal government is calling the shots to improve healthcare delivery to meet a patient-as-consumer need. In the general healthcare marketplace, Insurance could be making that call. | LINK

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