Veterans Administration’s Website with Hospital Compare Website Delivers Improved Transparency to Patients

Efforts to improve transparency still don’t include clinical pathology lab data

Veterans, their family members and their healthcare providers can now go online to compare the performance of their local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital against other VA hospitals. This new service launched just last year.

That is when the VA opened its Hospital Compare website to the public. This important step is consistent with the VA’s declared intent to achieve total transparency in veteran’s healthcare. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will want to check out this website to see how the quality performance of different VA hospitals is presented to patients and the public.