Accession Number : ADA210092

Title :   A Study to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Hospital Based Sick Day-Care Program for Children at Walson Army Community Hospital.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 87-Jul 88,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s) : Evans, William D.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Under current budgetary constraints, military medical treatment facility commanders are increasingly forced to develop new and innovative methods for increasing or maintaining their workload levels. Civilian hospitals, faced with similar problems caused by declining in-patient census, have developed programs of hospital based sick day-care as a method for filling unused beds. With the decision by senior Army leaders to retain single parents and dual military career parents on active duty, conflicts arise when a child becomes ill and the parent (s) must report for work. This paper develops the concept that a program of sick day-care may help both the community and the facility in meeting a need for child care and as a source of increasing workload and Medical Care Composite Units (MCCU). Hospital based sick day-care programs may prove to be an effective method for also eliminating some of the lost-time that employees suffer as a result of the need to stay home with mildly ill children. Keywords: Workload production, Theses. (aw)

Descriptors :   *CHILDREN, *HOSPITALS, *ILLNESS, *SUPERVISION, *MILITARY MEDICINE, ACTIVE DUTY, ARMY FACILITIES, ARMY PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN POPULATION, MEDICAL SERVICES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, PRODUCTION, THESES, WORKLOAD, FAMILY MEMBERS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE