Accession Number : ADA261620


Title :   Increasing Military Physician Productivity in a Managed Care Environment


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1991-Jul 1992


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


Personal Author(s) : Lord, Steven L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261620.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Rising health care costs in an environment of increasingly scarce resources have stimulated the development of alternative systems for the delivery of health care. Recent Department of Defense initiatives have been enacted to reduce health care costs for its Military Health Services System. Hospital commanders and catchment area managers in the MHSS must, by law, provide necessary health services to eligible beneficiaries. While civilian health care organizations utilize monetary incentives as the primary method of stimulating increased physician productivity, military organizations must identify and implement nonmonetary incentives. The purpose of this study is to identify potential nonmonetary incentives and to determine their perceived relative value in stimulating increased productivity in military hospitals.... Physician productivity.


Descriptors :   *COSTS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , DELIVERY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , HEALTH , PRODUCTIVITY , PHYSICIANS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , HOSPITALS , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , VALUE , RESOURCES , COMPARISON , THESES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE