Accession Number:

ADA222031

Title:

A Study to Develop an Assessment Tool and Evaluate the Social Work Service Quality Assurance Plan at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

The intent of this study was to develop an assessment tool to evaluate Continental United States Army Medical Center Hospital Social Work Service Quality Assurance Plans. In todays litigious and rapidly changing health care environment, quality assurance QA has gained an increased emphasis and importance. However, this emphasis on QA appears to have also created confusion, misunderstanding, distrust, and a feeling of a loss of control by many physicians and allied health care providers about their health care practices. QA practices within the various hospital departments and services often vary in format and reporting procedures. While some departments and services utilize QA to to improve services to patients, many only conduct QA activities because hospital administrations seek accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals JCAH.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE