Essay Veterans Affairs Health System

1069 Words Jul 25th, 2016 null Page
Question 1 – Describe the theory the researchers explore. What are the key constructs in the theory? How are they related? Identify which ones are cause, effect, mediating, or moderating constructs. How are the constructs operationalized? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system has been under scrutiny in recent years due to the lack of appointments available for Veterans. Due to both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the number of Veterans became excessively high and the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities were not prepared for this. No one thought to add more staff within the system as well as meet and enter into contracts with the civilian sector so that Veterans who do not live near a Veterans Affairs medical facility could see local civilian doctors and the payment would be covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. A team of researchers wanted to find out what issues our Veterans from these two conflicts were encountering while using the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system (Elnitsky, 2013). Another research team is trying to find a way to help the homeless Veterans receive appointment reminder through their cell phones since this appears to be the easiest way to remind the homeless Veterans of upcoming medical appointments (McInnes, et al. 2014). Another group is working on a medical team that will actually go to the Veterans residence if the Veteran is unable to travel to health reasons…

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