Accession Number : ADA292940

Title :   A Patient Care Model for Housing Medical Hold Patients Assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center.

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

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

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Dawn M.

PDF Url : ADA292940

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) finds itself coping with a group of displaced patients who do not meet the criteria for remaining hospitalized. These displaced patients assigned to the Medical Holding Company, are undergoing long-term rehabilitation regimens, or are awaiting processing through the Medical Evaluation Board process. BAMC maintains these displaced soldiers as inpatients due to a lack of feasible housing alternatives. This presents two major problems to the medical center. First, inpatient resources allotted to these displaced patients may be viewed as missed opportunities to treat new or additional patients. Second, patients and their families endure deleterious consequences such as negative psychological effects, separation, and financial hardships. The purpose of this study is to develop a patient care mode describing the most efficient method for determining the most appropriate housing for displaced patients assigned to BAMC. There are two main study goals. The first is to maximize the medical benefit provided to medical hold patients and their families by providing the most appropriate housing for the patient's condition. The second goal is to minimize the resource drain of maintaining medical hold patients at BAMC.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *PATIENTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, TEST AND EVALUATION, MODELS, ARMY PERSONNEL, EFFICIENCY, LONG RANGE(TIME), MEDICINE, DRAINAGE, RESOURCES, HOSPITALS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, PSYCHOLOGY, REHABILITATION.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE