Accession Number : ADA292898

Title :   A Study to Design an Optimal Outpatient Third Party Collection Program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT GORDON GA

Personal Author(s) : Horne, Kenneth R.

PDF Url : ADA292898

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This study analyzed how the Outpatient Third Party Collection has functioned at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and focused on how the program can be improved. The author conducted a literature review using resources at the medical library at EAMC, the Medical College of Georgia, and other civilian institutions; interviewed several subject matter experts at EAMC and other medical centers; and analyzed historical and current data outlining the program's performance. Based on this research, the author developed a conceptual model which outlines the policies and procedures to be followed by all EAMC personnel involved in the program. Finally, the author presents key recommendations and conclusions on how the OTP collection program can be improved based on an overall analysis of this research project.

Descriptors :   *LITERATURE SURVEYS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *PATIENTS, *HOSPITALS, *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, *COLLECTION, POLICIES, MODELS, ARMY FACILITIES, MEDICINE, HISTORY, UNIVERSITIES, MEDICAL SERVICES, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, LIBRARIES, GEORGIA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE