Accession Number : ADA324224

Title :   Animated Simulation: Optimal Family Practice Clinic Staffing and Process Configuration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 95-May 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ledlow, Gerald R.

PDF Url : ADA324224

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : PURPOSE Determine the optimal provider staffing and process configuration for the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity Family Practice Clinic under 100% enrollment/empanelment of active duty military and family members in the local Heidelberg area. METHODOLOGY: The project utilized empirical data collection of clinic processes, subject matter expert questionnaires, literature review, and automated simulation (animated). A status quo model was build, validated, and deemed credible by the clinic staff. From the status quo model, two alternative models were developed. One alternative model used an all physician provider mix whereas the other used a combination of physicians and physician extenders.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SIMULATION, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OPTIMIZATION, LITERATURE SURVEYS, FAMILY MEMBERS, DATA ACQUISITION, PHYSICIANS, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE