Accession Number : ADA195123

Title :   Military Health Service System Ambulatory Work Unit (AWU).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 87-Mar 88,

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

Personal Author(s) : Optenberg, Scott A ; Coventry, John A ; Baker, Stuart W ; Austin, Velda R

PDF Url : ADA195123

Report Date : 01 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 263

Abstract : This report presents the recalibration and expansion of the outpatient portion of the three digit Health Care Unit (HCU). Recalibration was necessary for four reasons: (1) the most recently available Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS) data could be used; (2) factors could be derived for subaccounts previously not included; (3) present and projected changes in MEPRS stepdown methodology could be incorporated to better align factors with actual funding methods; and (4) an ambulatory workload measure would result which would be even more compatible with the diagnosis related group (DRG) based inpatient work unit currently under development. Fiscal Year 1984, 1985, and 1986 tri-service MEPRS data were used for the analysis. Keywords: cost analysis; Ambulatory Work Unit; AWU; Diagnosis Related Groups; DRG; Resource Allocation; Workload.

Descriptors :   *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *WORK MEASUREMENT, ALLOCATIONS, COST ANALYSIS, COSTS, EXPANSION, HEALTH, MEDICINE, METHODOLOGY, PATIENTS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, WORKLOAD, MEDICAL SERVICES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE