Accession Number:

AD0617416

Title:

DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR THE INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION OF MANPOWER RESOURCES IN A THOUSAND-BED UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HOSPITAL.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

IOWA STATE UNIV IOWA CITY

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Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

A study was made to determine an effective means of distributing personnel on the basis of workload. The study was of a statistical nature, examining relationships between many variables and developing standards based upon these relationships. The primary measure of workload was a device currently in use by the Air Force Medical Service known as the Composite Weighted Work Unit. This mechanism applies weighted values to four factors accounting for patient care workload -- occupied beds, admissions, births, and outpatient visits -- and treats the combined result as a composite measure of workload. This study tested the Composite Weighted Work Units adaptability for internal use within a large hospital in measuring departmental workloads against an overall hospital workload, thereby providing a basis for reviewing the distribution of manpower resources. Indications are that a composite weighted work unit, carefully developed and judiciously applied, can be a valuable management tool in the administration of a large and complex hospital organization. Extracted

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE