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