Accession Number : AD0761384

Title :   Effects on Utilization of Essentially Costless Medical Care.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Walsh,David Francis

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The problem of potential overuse of the health care delivery system has plagued governmental efforts to provide comprehensive care on a prepaid basis on a statewide or nationwide scale. The overuse would theoretically be generated when prepayment dropped the out-of-pocket cost of medical care to zero. The present study contrasts lengths-of-stay under the conventional system of payment with lengths-of-stay at a military hospital, and derives partial in and out patient utilization rates for the population served at the relatively large military hospital (where health care is essentially free) and draws preliminary conclusions and conjectures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PUBLIC HEALTH, COSTS), MILITARY MEDICINE, MEDICINE, ECONOMICS, THESES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE