Accession Number : AD0782571

Title :   Navy Medical Care Study: Findings and Implications,

Corporate Author : BOEING COMPUTER SERVICES INC SEATTLE WASH THE CONSULTING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lamson,Robert D. ; Waggoner,John J. ; Minner,Dale E.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The resource costs of the inputs to the delivery of Navy medicine are presented in some detail and examined. The outputs are similarly reviewed. Such indicators as asmissions, occupied bed days, and outpatient visits are analyzed and modified to make them comparable to similar indicators in the civilian sector. Finally, the incentives of the delivery of medical care as reflected in the rates of utilization of both inpatient and outpatient services are analyzed. The effects of different prices to the consumers and different budgetary methods are considered to better understand these differing rates of utilization. The effects of fully costing the resources, of using more adequate output measures, and changing the incentives of the system are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Medical services, Navy, Economics, Cost analysis, Budgets, Military medicine, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE