Accession Number:

ADA263255

Title:

The Impact of Recent Federal Administrative Rules on Army Dental Care. Volume 1. A Cost Analysis of Bloodborne Pathogens: A Report of Consultation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Dec 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

1992-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard was analyzed and the initial and annual costs of compliance by the Directorate of Dental Services were estimated using FY91 data. In addition to the costs of supplies and equipment, the cost of personnel time required to perform required tasks was also determined. The estimated annual cost of the Directorate of Dental Services Infection Control Program, which includes the cost of complying with Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, ranges from 7,330,108 when amortized costs, personnel and dental treatment room DTR opportunity costs are excluded, to 27,371,080 when those costs are included. Cost per patient visit ranges from 2.14 when amortized costs, personnel and DTR opportunity costs are excluded, to 3.00 when amortized costs are included, to 8.00 when all costs are included.... Army Dental Corps, US Army, Military Medicine, Dentistry, Bloodborne pathogens, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE