Accession Number:

ADA237375

Title:

A Study to Determine the Impact of the PRIMUS Clinic on Patient Workload in the General Outpatient Clinic, the Emergency Room, the GYN Clinic, the Pediatric Clinic, and the Family Practice Clinic at Martin Army Community Hospital

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 88-Jul 89,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-07

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The opening of the PRIMUS Primary Care for the Uniformed Services Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, provided increased access to primary care for the beneficiary population in the local Fort Benning catchment area. The Commander of Martin Army Community Hospital MACH is concerned that with increases access to primary care generated by the PRIMUS Clinic, MACH could experience decreases in workload within its primary care clinics. This study evaluated the impact of the PRIMUS CLinic on workload within five primary care clinics at MACH. The study was based on workload data collected in the clinics being evaluated before and after the opening of the PRIMUS Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. The data was statistically evaluated using tests to determine the significance and magnitude of the differences in workload trends after the opening of the PRIMUS Clinic. The studys conclusion presented the impact of PRIMUS in terms of workload and possible implications on staffing within MACH.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE