Accession Number:

ADA261620

Title:

Increasing Military Physician Productivity in a Managed Care Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1991-Jul 1992

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Rising health care costs in an environment of increasingly scarce resources have stimulated the development of alternative systems for the delivery of health care. Recent Department of Defense initiatives have been enacted to reduce health care costs for its Military Health Services System. Hospital commanders and catchment area managers in the MHSS must, by law, provide necessary health services to eligible beneficiaries. While civilian health care organizations utilize monetary incentives as the primary method of stimulating increased physician productivity, military organizations must identify and implement nonmonetary incentives. The purpose of this study is to identify potential nonmonetary incentives and to determine their perceived relative value in stimulating increased productivity in military hospitals.... Physician productivity.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE