Accession Number : ADA324306

Title :   A Study to Determine the Cost-Effectiveness of Continuing to Offer Inpatient Services at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital Versus Contracting Externally.

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

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Crandell, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA324306

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to determine the cost-effectiveness of continuing to offer inpatient services at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital (RWBACH) versus contracting externally (a make or buy decision) for inpatient services. The overall methodology for the study includes a review of the costs to make and buy inpatient services for RWBACll. The goal of the study is to provide the hospital with a basis for the realignment of the present organization of services while providing a management tool to the Commander in formulating the long term strategy and business plan for the facility. Portions of the study could be used in formulating resource sharing agreements, policies and procedures with the TRICARE contractor as the facility prepares to commence its contract.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HOSPITALS, POLICIES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONTRACTS, MANAGEMENT, ARMY FACILITIES, THESES, PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE