Systems Analysis for a 'New Generation' of Military Hospitals. Summary
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The goal of this study was to apply the techniques of systems analysis to the problem of designing the health care system for domestic military bases. In the case of facilities or equipment, the study was confined primarily to items located on the base. With regard to organization, procedure, or staffing, it was confined primarily to matters within the authority of the hospital commander or post surgeon to administer. The study dealt with care of active and retired personnel and their dependents. The focus of the study was primarily on how health care is delivered rather than what health care is delivered, particularly when the choices lie outside the hospitals and dispensaries. The study concentrated on areas where alternative improvements would have a significant impact on costs or care, not trivial matters like stamp machines or baby pictures. The product of the study is a set of recommendations, applicable not just to one hospital but the whole generation of hospitals to be built in the 1970s and after.
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