Accession Number : AD0617416

Title :   DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR THE INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION OF MANPOWER RESOURCES IN A THOUSAND-BED UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HOSPITAL.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : IOWA STATE UNIV IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s) : Moore,Jerry L.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : A study was made to determine an effective means of distributing personnel on the basis of workload. The study was of a statistical nature, examining relationships between many variables and developing standards based upon these relationships. The primary measure of workload was a device currently in use by the Air Force Medical Service known as the Composite Weighted Work Unit. This mechanism applies weighted values to four factors accounting for patient care workload -- occupied beds, admissions, births, and outpatient visits -- and treats the combined result as a composite measure of workload. This study tested the Composite Weighted Work Unit's adaptability for internal use within a large hospital in measuring departmental workloads against an overall hospital workload, thereby providing a basis for reviewing the distribution of manpower resources. Indications are that a composite weighted work unit, carefully developed and judiciously applied, can be a valuable management tool in the administration of a large and complex hospital organization. (Extracted)

Descriptors :   (*HOSPITALS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*AIR FORCE, HOSPITALS), (*MEDICAL PERSONNEL, STANDARDS), MANPOWER, MILITARY MEDICINE, NURSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE