Accession Number : ADA203266

Title :   A Study of the Sharing/Purchasing Method of Providing Radiation Therapy Services at Dwight David Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 81-Aig 82,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRA TION

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Charles H.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : In 1982 Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC) was providing radiation therapy support to authorized beneficiaries by referral to a local civilian proprietary firm. This was financed by supplemental care funds for active duty personnel and through CHAMPUS for other authorized beneficiaries. The establishment of an in-house radiation therapy center at DDEAMC was being considered when congress directed the Department of Defense to implement a program to test the sharing of specialized services. This study devises a methodology for the analysis of costs associated with purchasing radiation therapy services, and compares them with the costs for providing the cancer treatments in-house. The utilization of a decision matrix showed that the establishment of an in-house capability at DDEAMC which provides radiation therapy services for the surrounding region (26 military hospitals and clinics) is the alternative of choice. Keywords: Military medicine, Medical service, Radiology. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *RADIOTHERAPY, ACTIVE DUTY, ARMY FACILITIES, CANCER, CLINICAL MEDICINE, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY MEDICINE, MONEY, PERSONNEL, PROCUREMENT, RADIOLOGY, SHARING, TEST AND EVALUATION.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE