Accession Number : ADA293211

Title :   Military Certified Registered Nurse Anestmetists: What Are the Economics of Increasing Their Incentive Specialty Pay Department of Defense Wide?

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) : Boone, Patricia M.

PDF Url : ADA293211

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) is having difficulty recruiting and retaining qualified Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to meet and maintain its authorized strength. The inability to recruit and retain military CRNAs increases the cost of providing health care to eligible beneficiaries, decreases access to medical care within the direct care System and negatively impacts the ability to meet wartime readiness requirements. Civilian nurse anesthetists' salaries have risen rapidly since 1985. Military CRNAs are leaving soon after their obligations are completed; and the cost of replacing military CRNAs is increasingly expensive. The sole source of military CRNAs is from military training programs. This case study evaluates the economics of increasing the incentive Speciality Pay bonus currently paid to CRNAs from $6,000 to $15,000 and the expected increase in retention.

Descriptors :   *COSTS, *SALARIES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *NURSES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ECONOMICS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RECRUITING, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY MEDICINE, ACCESS, MILITARY TRAINING, MEDICAL SERVICES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE