Accession Number : AD0708739

Title :   A STUDY OF AUTOMATION IN THE USAF MEDICAL FOOD SERVICE.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jun 68-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Boehrer,Jane M. ; Paladino,Lorraine S. ; Ray,Hugh J. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : A model computer system was designed in support of Air Force medical food service and related medical service accounting activities. Completed subsequent to research reported in SAM-TR-69-11, the system automates the production of yield-adjusted recipes, AF Form 287 Subsistence Request, AF Form 543 Food Issue Record, AF Form 449 Menu Production Request, and the maintenance of perpetual inventory and cost accounting of medical food service subsistence. Based on the cyclic menu, recipes, and subsistence item stock of the individual medical food service operation, the model system was tested at 3510 USAF Hospital, Randolph Air Force Base, Tex. Results confirmed many methods and formulas and pinpointed specific areas requiring further refinement to obtain an efficient, reliable, and accurate electronic data processing system requiring a minimal amount of maintenance man-hours. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HOSPITALS, FOOD), (*FOOD, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), AIR FORCE RESEARCH, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INVENTORY, COSTS, RECORDS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE