Accession Number : ADA324301
Title : Predictability of Regular Source of Healthcare and Preventive Services Received.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 95-Jul 96,
Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON
Personal Author(s) : Amaral, Michael L.
PDF Url : ADA324301
Report Date : JUL 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 88
Abstract : This paper evaluates data 1994-1995 Health Care Survey of DoD Beneficiaries for a beneficiary's predictability of accessing the MHSS at an appropriate point. Additionally, it analyzes a person's predictability of using preventive services. Many people receive routine healthcare from an emergency room. Using this resource as one's regular source of care incurs a considerably higher cost and contributes to longer waiting times. Additionally, it defeats the tenets of managed care continuity of care and appropriate use of resources. This paper evaluates the data for a beneficiary's predictability of accessing the MHSS at an appropriate point. Additionally, it analyses a person's predictability of using preventive services.
Descriptors : *PREDICTIONS, *HEALTH, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, SOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EMERGENCIES, HIGH COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FAMILY MEMBERS, THESES, CONTINUITY.
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE