Accession Number:

ADA261625

Title:

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Proposed Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Units at Eisenhower Army Medical Center

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:

1992-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

Child and adolescent psychiatric expenses comprise the largest portion of psychiatric disbursements made by the Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed Services CHAMPUS. The Army Medical Department AMEDD and its subordinate healthcare facilities have been forced to place dependent children and adolescents in the care of local civilian psychiatric facilities due to a lack of inpatient childadolescent psychiatric facilities in the Army. This study sought to determine if creating an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric ward at Eisenhower Army Medical Center EAMC would result in a substantial CHAMPUS cost avoidance for EAMC. The author collected workload, manpower, expense, and population data from the Defense Medical Information System DMIS, from local child and adolescent psychiatric facilities, and from various members of the EAMC staff.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE