Accession Number : ADA261650


Title :   Environmental Assessment of Beneficiary Demographics, Needs and Demands, and Incidence of Disease for Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Service Area


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1990-Jul 1991


Corporate Author : WILFORD HALL USAF MEDICAL CENTER LACKLAND AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Grems, Lawrence W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261650.pdf


Report Date : 26 Jul 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 212


Abstract : Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center is the major medical and surgical referral center of the Air Force. With a 1,009 bed capacity, Wilford Hall offers treatment in more than 135 medical specialties and subspecialties. The mission of Wilford Hall is to ensure maximum wartime readiness by providing both a worldwide tertiary referral center and operating a comprehensive community health care system for active duty personnel and other beneficiaries. As the Wilford Hall health care team enters the 1990s and prepares for the year 2000, a new organizational strategy is required to meet the health care needs of the catchment area population. The first step in performing this task is to identify the demographic scope of the beneficiary population and assess the capability of the medical center to meet the needs and demands of eligible beneficiaries. To provide this information for inclusion in the organizational strategic plan a three part analysis was developed to: (a) determine the size of the beneficiary population by age, gender, and beneficiary category; (b) identify the needs and demands of beneficiaries through the application of a Beneficiary Health Care Survey to a sample of the population; and (c) determine the incidence of disease through an analysis of the top twenty five Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) seen by Wilford Hall Medical Center, other combined Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities,, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHANPUS), and the U.S. population.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , AIR FORCE , STRATEGY , FACILITIES , HEALTH SURVEYS , DEMOGRAPHY , DISEASES , POPULATION , MISSIONS , MILITARY MEDICINE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE