Quick-Look Study of Medical Readiness.
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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This report presents the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe at the request of the Office of the Chief Surgeon, USAREUR to determine how much of the productive time of medical care providers is taken up by military trainingreadiness activities. Using Medical Expense Performance Reporting System MEPRS archival data from a representative three-month period, the study examines how uniformed clinical care providers at four major medical activities MEDDACs in USAREUR Heidelberg, Wurzburg, Landstuhl, and Viceriza are allocating their professional work time. Results presented in a series of pie-charts reveal that overall about 17.3 of total possible available time is not available for patient care activities for some reason. When other factors are taken into account, approximately 9 of time is unavailable as a function of military training activities. Relatively more time is spent on readiness activities in Wurzburg and Heidelberg regions compared to Landstuhl and Viceriza. Finally, the study points out some deficiencies in the MEPRS reporting system, and recommends a 12-month follow-up study be conducted to test the trends identified in this preliminary study.
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