Accession Number : ADA260975


Title :   Development of an Effective Special Therapy Bed Management System at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 90-Jul 91,


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hines, Mark D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260975.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), the largest medical center in the Army Medical Department health care system, has identified problems in its use of special therapy beds. Special therapy beds are complete bed units that provide either skin pressure relief or spinal stability for critically ill immobile patients. The current special therapy bed management system at WRAMC is inefficient, unorganized, and costly. It is difficult to track the use of these expensive beds within the medical center. This study consisted of a case study analysis of the organizational environment surrounding the procurement and use of special therapy beds. The examination of the current system included (a) a historical review of the use of these beds at WRAMC, (b) a description of the administrative structure managing the beds, and (c) a review of the processes involved in procuring special therapy beds.


Descriptors :   *CASE STUDIES , *THERAPY , *PATIENTS , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , *HOSPITALS , STABILITY , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MANAGEMENT , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , SURVEYS , MEDICAL SERVICES , FEDERAL BUDGETS , MEDICAL RESEARCH , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , PROCUREMENT , MILITARY MEDICINE , HEALTH , STRUCTURES , ARMY FACILITIES , CLINICAL MEDICINE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE