Accession Number : ADA261509
Title : The Tidewater Virginia Coordinated Care Program: A Case Study.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91-Jul 92,
Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
Personal Author(s) : Ulbricht, Stephen M
Report Date : Jul 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 86
Abstract : The Tidewater area of Virginia is the site of the first Department of Defense (DoD) tri-service Coordinated Care Program. The three Military Treatment Facility Commanders (MTF), with the Navy as Executive Agent, are vested with the authority to develop a coordinated care program to meet the needs of the beneficiary population who number in excess of 380,000. An analysis of the information gathered during TRICARE-Tidewater's conceptual phase and a portion of its planning phase can serve as a useful tool for MTF managers faced with implementing coordinated care. The review and analysis was limited to documentation produced from the initial conceptual phase between the three MTF Commanders and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD-HA) through 3l December 1991. This case study analyzes in qualitative terms issues such as organizational performance/effectiveness, communication between the three services, and leadership.
Descriptors : *MILITARY FACILITIES , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , VIRGINIA , LEADERSHIP , ARMY FACILITIES , POPULATION , PLANNING , TIDEWATER , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , CASE STUDIES , THESES , NAVY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE