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B4. How can I find the budget of a particular VA medical center?

VA does not release to the public information on the expenditures made to operate individual health care facilities. Some VA hospitals respond to the annual survey of the American Hospital Association, and their survey responses may include total cost. The entire set of survey responses must be purchased from AHA.

The VA National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics publishes on the web a tabulation of health expenditures within individual Congressional districts. The cost of specific facilities is not provided, however. The report includes spending on care provided by non-VA providers under contract.

VA researchers who have obtained permission to access cost data should see the HERC Intranet for information on DSS data sets that contain this information.