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