Accession Number : ADA141007

Title :   Evaluation of Automated ECG (Electrocardiograms) Services: A Study of the Costs and Benefits of CAPOC in the Southern California Area.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 80-31 Jul 81,

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

PDF Url : ADA141007

Report Date : 31 Jul 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 277

Abstract : Under sponsorship of the Tri-Service Medical Information Systems (TRIMIS) Program Office (TPO), a computer system for analysis of electro-cardiograms (ECGs) was installed at 18 Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) in the Southern California area. The objective of the automated ECG system is to improve cardiac diagnosis and treatment in the military health care system by providing high-quality ECG analysis services, at a reasonable cost, to a large number of MTFs, many of which do not have cardiologists on their staffs. The computer system, CAPOC, was the subject of this evaluation of the costs and effectiveness of ECG services before and after automation. This report outlines the evaluation process and presents our findings.

Descriptors :   *Electrocardiography, *Computer aided diagnosis, *Cost effectiveness, Medical computer applications, Medical services, Hospitals, Outpatient clinics, Military facilities, Health care facilities, California

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE