Accession Number : ADA237777


Title :   A Study to Determine the Most Resource Efficient Method to Provide Initial Treatment of Adult Nonurgent Patients Who Access Darnall Army Community Hospital via the Emergency Room


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 86-Jul 87,


Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Martin, Julie M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a237777.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : The most resource efficient method of providing the initial evaluation and treatment of adult (13 years and older), nonurgent patients who access Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas through the emergency room was determined. An analysis was completed concerning the present method of managing the adult, nonurgent patient population followed by a review and analysis of other available hospital resources. Detailed data was obtained concerning the composition of the emergency room patient population by triage category, shift, and age over a 6 month period. The establishment of an evening shift Initial Care Clinic, staffed by a General Outpatient Clinic physician, was recommended to provide initial triage and limited treatment to all ambulatory patients accessing the hospital via the emergency room. Adult, nonurgent patients would then be referred, using a same day appointment, for treatment to the General Outpatient Clinic.


Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES , ARMY FACILITIES , EFFICIENCY , POPULATION , RESOURCES , ADULTS , SPACE(ROOM) , ARMY , HOSPITALS , OUTPATIENT CLINICS , PHYSICIANS , TEXAS , COMMUNITIES , PATIENTS


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE