Accession Number : ADA261625


Title :   A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Proposed Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Units at Eisenhower Army Medical Center


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) : Jessop, John F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261625.pdf


Report Date : 28 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : Child and adolescent psychiatric expenses comprise the largest portion of psychiatric disbursements made by the Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS). The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and its subordinate healthcare facilities have been forced to place dependent children and adolescents in the care of local civilian psychiatric facilities due to a lack of inpatient child/adolescent psychiatric facilities in the Army. This study sought to determine if creating an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric ward at Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) would result in a substantial CHAMPUS cost avoidance for EAMC. The author collected workload, manpower, expense, and population data from the Defense Medical Information System (DMIS), from local child and adolescent psychiatric facilities, and from various members of the EAMC staff.


Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS , *ADOLESCENTS , *COSTS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *PSYCHIATRY , *CHILDREN , ARMY RESEARCH , WORKLOAD , MEDICAL RESEARCH , COOPERATION , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , MENTAL HEALTH , MANPOWER , THESES , INFORMATION SYSTEMS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE