A Study to Develop a Decision Support Model for the Assessment of Needs and Prioritization of Recruitment/Selection Activities Under the Military- Civilian Health Services Partnership Program at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
Final rept. Jul 1988-Jul 1989,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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The problem which this study addressed was the absence of a standardized methodology to assess needs and prioritize the selection of Military-Civilian Health Services Partnership Program agreements at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana. As one step toward enhancing the hospital commanders abilities to manage resources under these increasingly challenging conditions, this research sought to develop a model to assist in the establishment of Military-Civilian Health Services Partnership Program agreements involving the use of civilian physicians within military medical treatment facilities. The model is designed to aid the commander and his supporting staff in the objective identification of outpatient clinical specialties which need to be recruited. Further, the model then lends itself to the ranking of the competing specialties to establish priorities for selection and implementation of Military-Civilian Health Services Partnership Program agreements. In defining the decision support model, the CHAMPUS Program and other notable predecessors of the Military-Civilian Health Services Partnership Program are explored. Subsequently, the model is detailed and demonstrated through an evaluation of the existing Partnership Program agreements at Bayne- Jones Army Community Hospital. Finally, recommendations are offered regarding the formal adoption and utilization of the decision support model at that facility.
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