A Study to Assess the Training needs of William Beaumont Army Medical Center's Medical Staff and to Determine a Strategic Plan for Transition to Diagnosis Related Groups
Final rept. Jul 89-Jul 90,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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The purpose of this study was to assess the training needs of William Beaumont Army Medical Centers medical staff and to determine a strategic plan for transition to Diagnosis Related Groups DRGs. This study hypothesized that DRG knowledge was dependent upon five constructs. Four additional variables were considered. Two open ended questions assessed staff input and contributed to the development of the strategic plan. Item analysis followed by analysis of variance demonstrated high levies of both construct and content validity. The Centers medical staff results however, indicated poor item discrimination evidenced by high group means. Staff input was, however, useful in determining a strategic plan comprising four initiatives-strategic planning, training, assessment, and restructuring STAR. STAR is an executive strategic planning tool designed to aid the commander in implementing a DRG budget allocation system.
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