Accession Number : ADA257417
Title : Evaluation of the Products of Ambulatory Care and Products of Ambulatory Surgery Classification System for the Military Health Care System.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
Personal Author(s) : Georgoulakis, James M ; Guillen, Atanacio C ; Willcockson, Nancy K ; Ellis-Billingsley, Juliana ; Bolling, David R
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 98
Abstract : The Ambulatory Care Evaluation Study (ACES) examined the Products of Ambulatory Care (PACs) and Products of Ambulatory Surgery (PAS) developed by the State of New York Department of Health for possible implementation by the military. The PAC/PAS system is a visit based ambulatory classification system designed to group clinically similar visits with those visits that utilize like amounts of resources. The system was developed with data derived form a comprehensive data set of 10,000 visits from outpatient and free standing clinics, located in Bronx County, and New York state's Northeast region. An individual patient visit is assigned to a PAC using a combination of gender, age, procedure(s) based on the Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and diagnosis according to the International classification of Diseases, 9th Edition with Clinical Modification, (ICD-9-CM). A Patient visit is assigned to a PAS if the procedure is defined as a surgical procedure.
Descriptors : *MILITARY MEDICINE , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *SURGERY , TEST AND EVALUATION , MODIFICATION , HEALTH , CLASSIFICATION , INTERNATIONAL , PHYSICIANS , OUTPATIENT CLINICS , PATIENTS , RESOURCES , NEW YORK , DISEASES , REGIONS
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE