Accession Number : AD1051602

Title :   Examining Regionalization Efforts to Develop Lessons Learned and Consideration for Department of Defense Medical Facilities

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2015,31 Mar 2017

Corporate Author : Air Force Institute of Technology WPAFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Schuh, Erik B

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Report Date : 23 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The increase in competition locally and globally has forced companies to become more efficient. One way for companies to gain efficiency is by regionalizing their facilities by either consolidating or collocating to a particular location. A comprehensive literature review addressed the advantages and disadvantages organizations have used in the past when regionalizing. This insight was used on a case study looking at military hospitals in the National Capital Region. The case study was used to nd potential cost savings for three surgical procedures by consolidating each procedure to the lowest cost hospital. Future years were then forecasted to nd cost savings for these hospitals to look at for future reference.

Descriptors :   military medicine , patient care management , lessons learned , department of defense , health services , surgery , logistics , case studies , supply chain management , military hospitals , maintenance

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE