Accession Number : ADA293189

Title :   A Non-Traditional Methodology for Determining the Cost of Graduate Medical Education within the Army Medical Department.

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

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

Personal Author(s) : McNeill, Gary G.

PDF Url : ADA293189

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This study details an innovative methodology for costing graduate medical education (GNE) by specialty in a federal, Multi-institutional health care system. Differences in expenses, captured by the Medical Expense Performance Reporting System (MEPRS), between teaching and non-teaching facilities with comparable workload were adjusted for severity of illness with the remainder being attributed to GME. Annual costs per orthopedic resident and OBGYN intern/resident are $215,425 and $182,775 respectively The development of this methodology has enabled the Army Medical Department to determine the cost for orthopedics and OBGYN residency programs with minimal expenditure of resources Additionally, results obtained through the application of this methodology may be used as a benchmark for future internal and external comparisons.

Descriptors :   *COSTS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, EDUCATION, MEDICINE, INSTRUCTORS, ARMY, WORKLOAD, GRADUATES, ORTHOPEDICS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE