Opinion

Opinion Poll June: Does VA bureaucracy keep staff psychiatrists from providing the best care?

Should the VA play a role in scheduling veterans’ appointments for outside care?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Should the VA play a role in scheduling veterans’ appointments for outside care? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Do you think the VA pays enough to always attract high-quality physicians?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do you think the VA pays enough to always attract high-quality physicians? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Is VA doing enough to assert ownership rights of healthcare-related inventions made by employees using federal funds?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Is VA doing enough to assert ownership rights of healthcare-related inventions made by employees using federal funds? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Do proposed national guidelines on opioid prescriptions give enough consideration to chronic-pain patients?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do proposed national guidelines on opioid prescriptions give enough consideration to chronic-pain patients? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Does the VA need to change clinical guidelines to more safely treat veterans with opioids?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Does the VA need to change clinical guidelines to more safely treat veterans with opioids? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Do you believe the quality of care provided by advanced practice providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants can be as good as that provided by physicians?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do you believe the quality of care provided by advanced practice providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants can be as good as that provided by physicians?… Read More

Do multiple maps and reporting lines adversely affect the VA’s ability to meet veterans’ needs?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do multiple maps and reporting lines adversely affect the VA’s ability to meet veterans’ needs? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Do you think VA physicians prescribe too many unnecessary antibiotics?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do you think VA physicians prescribe too many unnecessary antibiotics? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Do you agree with legislation to make it easier for VA management to take disciplinary action against physicians and other healthcare workers?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do you agree with legislation to make it easier for VA management to take disciplinary action against physicians and other healthcare workers? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Was it appropriate for senators to use a controversy about Agent Orange benefits to hold up the nomination of David Shulkin, MD, as VA Undersecretary of Health?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Have you experienced or witnessed retaliation against anyone reporting unwanted sexual contact to military officials?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Not Sure Current Results

Has the VA response improved in the last year to whistleblowers who uncover problems in healthcare facilities?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Is VA leadership doing everything possible to promote use of VA Choice program?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Will changing the VA maps simplify access to care for veterans?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Can outside providers offer veterans the same quality mental healthcare as VA medical staff?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Should the decision to bring charges against military sexual assault offenders be taken away from commanders and given to independent prosecutors?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Will the appointment of chief customer service officer at the VA improve patient care?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Do you think the VA will still exist as a separate healthcare system 50 years from now?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

If you had to do it again, would you work at the VA or DoD?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. VA DoD Neither Current Results

Have you seen any changes in the way the VA operates since Robert McDonald became the new secretary?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

Have you ever faced retaliation for raising quality-of-care issues at either the VA or DoD?

Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results