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Virtual Roundtable: Comparing VA and Non-VA Medical Centers
Jun 18, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
On June 18, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a virtual discussion about a new CNAS working paper “Comparing VA and Non-VA Medical Centers,” in which authors Drs. Jill Inderstrodt and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth examined the performance of 125 full-service VA medical centers around the country in comparison to nearby non-VA hospitals with similar characteristics. The authors and CNAS' Kayla M. Williams discussed the working paper's findings in greater detail, including that VA centers in aggregate outperformed or matched non-VA medical centers on three of four clinical measures and two of three patient experience measures.