Proposed U.S. Army Medical Command Clinical Benchmarking Model.
Final rept. Jul 95-Dec 96,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON
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As researchers seek new methods to better quantify the value equation, the Army Command MEDCOM is also being asked to justify health care related expenses and demonstrate quality outcomes as the command transitions to a managed care environment. To improve the processes of care provided in its Medical Treatment Facilities MTFs from both cost and quality perspectives, the MEDCOM must exploit effective utilization management UN techniques whenever possible by identifying benchmark clinical procedures and processes and adopting these best practices at other MEDCOM MTFs. The clinical benchmarking model developed in this project allows MEDCOM decision makers to ensure the Military Health Services System MHSS remains the health plan of choice military beneficiaries and assists with UN by providing efficient benchmarks for comparison. The greatest benefit from this project will come from the ability to objectively demonstrate through cost and quality outcomes measures that the MHSS provides better health care value than civilian competitors and that it remains the best health care choice for beneficiaries.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies