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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Recent Reports from the GAO

As viewers of "60 Minutes" well know, the Government Accountability Office (formerly the General Accounting Office) is a steady and reliable source of inside information on government agencies and programs and the institutions and people they affect.  Recent health-related GAO reports include:

  • Medicare Chemotherapy Payments: New Drug and Administration Fees Are Closer to Providers' Costs, GAO-05-142R (PDF), December 1, 2004 - Abstract, (transmittal letter (PDF))
  • Flu Vaccine: Recent Supply Shortages Underscore Ongoing Challenges, GAO-05-177T (PDF), November 18, 2004 - Abstract, Highlights-PDF
  • Nursing Home Deaths: Arkansas Coroner Referrals Confirm Weaknesses in State and Federal Oversight of Quality of Care, GAO-05-78 (PDF), November 12, 2004 Abstract, Highlights-PDF
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: Review of State and Federal Disease Surveillance Efforts, GAO-04-877 (PDF), September 30, 2004 - Highlights-PDF [not really "recent," I realize, but it made today's GAO listing of the top ten reports made publicly available in the past month]

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