Accession Number : ADA183386

Title :   Relationships Between Catchment Area Population and Ancillary Service Expenditures in Naval Medical Command Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Consultation rept. Jan-May 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Optenberg,Scott A ; Olson,Steven D ; Coventry,John A

PDF Url : ADA183386

Report Date : 01 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This study was conducted to determine the relationships between catchment area population and consupmtion of pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology ancillary services in medical treatment facilities of Naval Medical Command. Analysis demonstrated that as percent retired an average age of the catchment area population increased, pharmacy consumption transferred from inpatient and outpatient care to the special programs functional category. Data also suggested a similar transfer to dental care. These relationships were not demonstrated with laboratory and radiology. Analysis also demonstrated that there was substantial variation of workload and costs within MEPRS functional category F - Special Programs, particularily subaccount work center FCC - CHAMPUS Beneficiary Support. Some facilities accumulated extensive costs in this work center. Finally, it does appear that a population based model is appropriate to predict the percent of ancillary workload accumulated in subaccount work center FCC- CHAMPUS Beneficiary Support for pharmacy only. Keywords: CHAMPUS(Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services).

Descriptors :   *PATIENTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, *COST ANALYSIS, DENTISTRY, FACILITIES, MEDICINE, MODELS, NAVY, PHARMACIES, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, RADIOLOGY, TRANSFER, VARIATIONS, WORKLOAD, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE