Accession Number : ADA313826

Title :   A Differential Cost Study of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

Descriptive Note : Graduate management project,

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

Personal Author(s) : Watkins, Kirsten F.

PDF Url : ADA313826

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The introduction of managed care and capitated budgets in military hospitals presents a new focus on the 'bottom-line' with an emphasis on cost control and management. Over the last two decades, military hospitals have used a system that produces 'full cost' data. Obtaining and using 'full costs' are necessary when businesses set price (or charges); however military hospitals are not for-profit entities, nor are they equipped to capture patient-level charges or resource use for billing purposes.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *BUDGETS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HOSPITALS, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, CONTROL, COMMERCE, HALL EFFECT, COSTS, RESOURCES, SURGERY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE