Family Practice Models for an Army Community - a Demonstration Project.
Final rept. Jan 73-Jul 75,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TEX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
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The objectives of this study were to study in detail, analyze, and describe the development and operation of a neighborhood-based family practice clinic in an Army setting. Voluminous demographic data was collected on 1469 families who were members of the clinic data were compiled on over 45,000 encounters between patients and family practitioners. Patient and staff satisfaction was studied patient utilization of other sources of care, both within and without the military, were evaluated with assistance of inputs from the OMB Military Health Care Study and from the Office for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services OCHAMPUS. Major conclusions were that the neighborhood clinic is not as efficient and effective as one located in or near a hospital that assigning a set panel of families to a family physician is not an effective method of managing a family practice workload and that families assigned to a familiy practice panel still receive a majority of their care from other sources. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research