Accession Number : ADA324297

Title :   Active Duty Inpatient Psychiatric Care in the New Womack Army Medical Center.

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

Corporate Author : WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, Terrence S.

PDF Url : ADA324297

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A new Womack Army Medical Center (NWAMC) is currently under construction at Fort Bragg, NC, with a beneficial occupancy date (BOD) of November 1998 and opening for patient care in the summer of 1999. While there are many issues that planners must deal with as the hospital completion comes closer, one of the more interesting is that of inpatient psychiatric care. In 1985, two wards of the NWAMC for a total of forty-eight beds, were designed for inpatient psychiatry. A decade later, populations, political realities and economic pressures have changed. This study addressed two issues. The first was a decision on whether or not continuing with construction of the psychiatry wards as designed was desired by the WAMC command. The second part of this investigation addressed alternatives for and issues in managing inpatient active duty psychiatric patients for which NWAMC will be responsible. Four separate scenarios are compared for cost effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *ACTIVE DUTY, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ECONOMICS, THESES, POPULATION, CONSTRUCTION, PATIENTS, HOSPITALS, NORTH CAROLINA, PSYCHIATRY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE