Accession Number : ADA304751

Title :   IDA's Evaluation of the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan, Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 95-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lurie, Philip M. ; Goldberg, Matthew S. ; Wilson, Kathryn L.

PDF Url : ADA304751

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The Congress, through enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, Section 718, directed the DoD to use an FFRDC to evaluate the performance of Uniformed Services Treatment Facilities operating under a managed-care plan. This report summarizes the results of the evaluation and the methods used to obtain them. The evaluation includes a comparison of the cost of the managed-care plan with an estimate of what the cost would have been had other sources of government health care been used. It also assesses the impact of the managed-care plan on the access of covered beneficiaries to health care and on the quality of health care received by covered beneficiaries.

Descriptors :   *HEALTH, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, CONGRESS, REPORTS, EFFICIENCY, LEGISLATION.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE