Accession Number : ADA324251

Title :   Proposed U.S. Army Medical Command Clinical Benchmarking Model.

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

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

Personal Author(s) : Swanson, Gregory A.

PDF Url : ADA324251

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : As researchers seek new methods to better quantify the value equation, the Army Command (MEDCOM) is also being asked to justify health care related expenses and demonstrate quality outcomes as the command transitions to a managed care environment. To improve the processes of care provided in its Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) from both cost and quality perspectives, the MEDCOM must exploit effective utilization management (UN) techniques whenever possible by identifying benchmark clinical procedures and processes and adopting these best practices at other MEDCOM MTFs. The clinical benchmarking model developed in this project allows MEDCOM decision makers to ensure the Military Health Services System (MHSS) remains the health plan of choice military beneficiaries and assists with UN by providing efficient benchmarks for comparison. The greatest benefit from this project will come from the ability to objectively demonstrate through cost and quality outcomes measures that the MHSS provides better health care value than civilian competitors and that it remains the best health care choice for beneficiaries.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *QUALITY CONTROL, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, HEALTH, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, STANDARDS, TRANSITIONS, ARMY OPERATIONS, UTILIZATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE