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Akron Univ. School of Law

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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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