Accession Number:

ADA324297

Title:

Active Duty Inpatient Psychiatric Care in the New Womack Army Medical Center.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 95-Jul 96,

Corporate Author:

WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A new Womack Army Medical Center NWAMC is currently under construction at Fort Bragg, NC, with a beneficial occupancy date BOD of November 1998 and opening for patient care in the summer of 1999. While there are many issues that planners must deal with as the hospital completion comes closer, one of the more interesting is that of inpatient psychiatric care. In 1985, two wards of the NWAMC for a total of forty-eight beds, were designed for inpatient psychiatry. A decade later, populations, political realities and economic pressures have changed. This study addressed two issues. The first was a decision on whether or not continuing with construction of the psychiatry wards as designed was desired by the WAMC command. The second part of this investigation addressed alternatives for and issues in managing inpatient active duty psychiatric patients for which NWAMC will be responsible. Four separate scenarios are compared for cost effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE