Policy Changes and More Realistic Planning Can Reduce Size of New San Diego Naval Hospital
Government Accountability Office Washington United States
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The Department wants to replace the existing San Diego Naval Hospital with a 900 acute care bed facility at a new location. GAO developed a new hospital sizing model that showed 480 acute care beds would be enough to serve the same projected beneficiary population. Adjustment of the 480 estimate to reflect current population projections increased the size to 575. The Congress can further reduce the size by telling the Department who should receive care in military medical facilities and directing it to use excess bed capacity in other Federal hospitals. The Department did not believe 575 acute care beds would be enough to meet all of its needs.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies