Accession Number:

ADA222161

Title:

A Study to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Program at Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, New York

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Jul 1986-Jul 1987

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

This study was performed to determine the feasibility of establishing an ambulatory surgery program at Keller Army Community Hospital and to develop implementation plans if feasible. Ambulatory surgery is defined as, elective minor or intermediate surgery carried out under local or general anesthesia, on patients who are admitted and discharged the same day. It is presently one of the most rapidly growing areas of the American health care delivery system. In a survey conducted by the American Hospital Association in 1985, 34 percent of the total number of surgical procedures performed were done on an outpatient basis. It is estimated that by 1990, 60 percent of the surgeries performed will be done on an outpatient basis. Ambulatory surgery appears to be well on its way to being firmly established as an alternate method of health care delivery. Medical care composite unitMCCU, Automated Quality Care Evaluation SystemAQCESS, Patient Administration Systems and Biostatistics ActivityPASBA.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE