Accession Number : ADA186007

Title :   A Study of the Committee Structure of Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : IRELAND ARMY HOSPITAL FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Threet, Allan R

PDF Url : ADA186007

Report Date : Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : Ireland Army Hospital at Fort Knox, KY is confronted with tandem challenges of cost containment and decreased productivity, and the prospects of a continued physician shortage in the face of an increasing workload. IAH's matrix organizational structure has, with the new JCAH standard in quality assurance, placed even more emphasis on the need for an effective and efficient committee structure.Each year countless hours are expended by key numbers of the hospital's clinical and administrative staff in committee meetings. For the most part this time is considered both officially and unofficially to be non-productive time. This paper will analyze Ireland Army Hospital's existing committee structure in light of the following three objectives: to maximize the hospital staff's productive time; to maximize the hospital's committee coordination and integrative efforts; and, to ensure that AMEDD requirements and JCAH standards are satisfied. Keywords: Hospital administration and management;theses.

Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, ARMY, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), COSTS, IRELAND, KENTUCKY, MANAGEMENT, NUMBERS, PHYSICIANS, PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY ASSURANCE, SHORTAGES, THESES, WORKLOAD, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE