Accession Number : ADA293213

Title :   Family Practice in the Troop Medical Clinic.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 92-Jul 93,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Michael P.

PDF Url : ADA293213

Report Date : MAY 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The Department of Defense has challenged military medical management to deliver high quality health care and continued access to all beneficiaries, with an emphasis on cost containment. Each medical treatment facility was given the latitude to manage their facilities utilizing the most effective means for their particular facility. This project analyzes a portion of Winn Army Community Hospital 'S response to this challenge. It asks the question: Can a multi-disciplinary Process Action Team effectively transition the delivery of primary care from the hospital-based setting to stand-alone Soldier and Family Health Clinics? The Process Action Team is made up of the Deputy Commander for Administration, the Division Surgeon, Chief: Logistics,. Chief: Family Practice, Chief: Coordinated Care Division, Chief Nurse: Ambulatory Care, the NCOICs of the Troop Clinics, and the Administrative Resident. The case study approach was utilized, documenting the events that led to the successful plan fort the transition. By observing and participating in the team planning meetings, this researcher was able to document the design plans for the new clinic, as well as the effectiveness of the Process Action Team.

Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS, *COSTS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), MILITARY PERSONNEL, DELIVERY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SYMPOSIA, MANAGEMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), CLINICAL MEDICINE, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), CASE STUDIES, PLANNING, SELF CONTAINED, LOGISTICS, HOSPITALS, OUTPATIENT CLINICS, NURSES, LATITUDE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE