Evaluation of Ambulatory Care Classification Systems for the Military Health Care System
Final rept. May 1989-Aug 1990
ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTONTX
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This report discusses the evaluation of ambulatory patient classification systems for military use. The two systems which appeared to have the greatest potential for this purpose were the Products of Ambulatory Care PACs which was developed by the New York State Health Department and the Ambulatory Visit Groups AVGs which was formulated by a group at Yale University. The data base used for all evaluations consists of a sample derived from the Armys Ambulatory Care Data Base ACDB Study. The sample used in the evaluation contained 516,006 clinic visits. Because the military does not have a per visit cost accounting system, four costing methodologies were applied to the PACs and AVGs to allow analyses on the effectiveness of these groups as resource allocation devices.
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