Accession Number:

ADA209556

Title:

A Study of the Most Cost Effective Method of Providing Short Term Inpatient Psychiatric Care in the Washington, DC Catchment Area

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, Jul 1983-Jul 1984

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine the most cost effective method of providing short term impatient care to military health care beneficiaries in the Washington, D.C. catchment area. Three alternatives of providing the care were compared issue Certificates of Non-availability, contract the services, and expand existing facilities. The author found a clear cost advantage to providing care by expansion of existing facilities. Although his solution is not a short term fix, the eventual savings is well worth the investment.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE