Accession Number : ADA324349

Title :   A Cost-Benefit Study for Designing an Information System to Monitor the Utilization of Diagnostic Ancillary and Pharmacy Services at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

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) : Metcalf, Edward A.

PDF Url : ADA324349

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This cost-benefit study was conducted to determine the ratio of costs to benefits for creating an information system to monitor the utilization of diagnostic ancillary and pharmacy services. The study consisted of three parts. The first part was to determine the cost of the system. The second part of the study was to determine the potential benefits of the system. The third part of the study was to determine whether there were any effective alternatives to purchasing the information system.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COST ANALYSIS, *BENEFITS, *PHARMACIES, CONTROL, RATIOS, AUXILIARY, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, MONITORING, NAVY, THESES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), MEDICAL SERVICES, UTILIZATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE