HERC staff have prepared a set of bibliographies of VA cost studies. They are organized by the following categores: MCA, Fee Basis, HERC Average Cost, and Microcosting. Last updated in December 2012, these bibliographies feature more than 300 articles and reports published over the last 30 years that use VA data to estimate the cost of providing care. The bibliographies represent a unique collection of literature on determining VA healthcare cost.
Most bibliography entries were articles published in peer-reviewed journals. They were selected if they described how VA healthcare costs were estimated in an actual study. Articles that presented theory alone or which focused solely on the cost of VA pharmaceuticals were excluded. The entries reflect a wide range of clinical areas and costing methods, as well as broader studies of administrative expense.