A Study to Develop a Management Model for the Optimal Mix of Inpatient Services for Womack Army Community Hospital
Final rept. Jul 1987-Jul 1988
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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Utilizing the available knowledge of Womack Army Community Hospital inpatient costs and those of CHAMPUS, a management model was developed that minimized the overall government cost for selected DRGs in the Fort Bragg Catchment Area. The quantitative technique used was linear programming. Constraints focused on available bed days, physician staffing, nursing personnel staffing, and estimated demand for services. Resources and their consumption rates are qualified. The model provides management with a timely, flexible, and quantitative means of determining resource allocation. Keywords Medical services Hospital management Linear programming Management models Resource allocation Civilian health and medical program of the uniformed services.
- Administration and Management
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Computer Programming and Software