Work Unit Determination for Staffing Requirements in Occupational Therapy within Army Medical Facilities
Master's thesis Jul 1978-Jul 1979
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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As an indicator of manpower productivity in Occupational Therapy clinics at Army MTFs, the clinic visit has been used. However, in recent years, evaluation techniques in the field have grown more sophisticated, requiring more equipment, additional training, and higher skills. Treatments have been expanded to include disabilities which had not been previously identified or could not be helped. JCAH requirements for specific documentation in medical records, chart audits, peer review, and the need for additional records and reports have all impacted on the occupational therapists time. Thus the feeling that manpower allocation based on the clinic visit is inappropriate. This study finds that, mathematically, the clinic visit is an acceptable measure, but not the most ideal one. A formula which considers a variety of factors is recommended. Keywords Work measurement Military thesis MTFMedical Treatment Facility Manpower utilization Health care, Occupational therapy clinic manpower staffing.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies