Accession Number : AD0776312

Title :   Selection of Policies for Military Dependent Primary Medical Care Delivery Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Hull,Kent Sherwood

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Some contrasts between civilian and military facility sources of military dependent outpatient medical care sectors of the Uniformed Services Health Benefits Program system are examined. Decreasing the proportion of patient utilization of civilian sources is selected as a system improvement, and increasing military physician accession and retention is seen as a necessary adjunct. Preference as expressed in choice behavior is identified as the proximate mechanism in present utilization patterns and is suggested as a predictor for utilization patterns under alternative policies. A method for assessing preference predictions is proposed and selection of an optimal policy discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Medical services, *Military medicine, Patients, Theses, Economics, Public health, Civilian population

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE