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Relationships Between Catchment Area Population and Ancillary Service Expenditures in Naval Medical Command Facilities.
Consultation rept. Jan-May 87,
ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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This study was conducted to determine the relationships between catchment area population and consupmtion of pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology ancillary services in medical treatment facilities of Naval Medical Command. Analysis demonstrated that as percent retired an average age of the catchment area population increased, pharmacy consumption transferred from inpatient and outpatient care to the special programs functional category. Data also suggested a similar transfer to dental care. These relationships were not demonstrated with laboratory and radiology. Analysis also demonstrated that there was substantial variation of workload and costs within MEPRS functional category F - Special Programs, particularily subaccount work center FCC - CHAMPUS Beneficiary Support. Some facilities accumulated extensive costs in this work center. Finally, it does appear that a population based model is appropriate to predict the percent of ancillary workload accumulated in subaccount work center FCC- CHAMPUS Beneficiary Support for pharmacy only. Keywords CHAMPUSCivilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services.
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