Accession Number:

ADA237921

Title:

Evaluation of a Constrained Facet Analysis Efficiency Model for Identifying the Efficiency of Medical Treatment Facilities in the Army Medical Department

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1986-Jul 1990,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

The Constrained Facet Analysis CFA Efficiency Model is a prototype system used to compare the relative efficiencies among non-homogeneous input and output Decision-Making Units DMUs. A working microcomputer-based CFA model called the Productivity Analysis Support System PASS was developed at the University of Texas at Austin by Drs. Bessent, Bessent, and Elam. Using retrospective AMEDD data from a set of 25 hospitals for FY85 through FY87, this model was exercised to evaluate the ability of PASS to identify efficient and inefficient hospitals within a variety selected datasets of 18 test groups. Only one of the test groups provided complete information that satisfied the constraints of the model, identifying 11 efficient and 14 inefficient hospitals from a test dataset for FY87. Further evaluation by experts will be necessary to validate the appropriateness data elements used in this model and results obtained from PASS.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE