Accession Number : ADA327800

Title :   Differences Between Length of Stay and Healthcare Costs When Compared with Traditional and Clinical Path Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Hagan, Vennessa J.

PDF Url : ADA327800

Report Date : 29 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship of clinical pathways to length of stay (LOS) and healthcare costs in an Air Force Medical Center when compared to traditional care. This study compared clinical pathway client management with traditional client management of two medical diagnoses in two different populations: pediatric reactive airway disease/asthma treatment and adult coronary artery bypass grafting.

Descriptors :   *COSTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, AIR FORCE, MANAGEMENT, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), NURSES, ASTHMA, PEDIATRICS, CORONARY DISEASE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE