Predictability of Regular Source of Healthcare and Preventive Services Received.
Final rept. Jul 95-Jul 96,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON
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This paper evaluates data 1994-1995 Health Care Survey of DoD Beneficiaries for a beneficiarys predictability of accessing the MHSS at an appropriate point. Additionally, it analyzes a persons predictability of using preventive services. Many people receive routine healthcare from an emergency room. Using this resource as ones regular source of care incurs a considerably higher cost and contributes to longer waiting times. Additionally, it defeats the tenets of managed care continuity of care and appropriate use of resources. This paper evaluates the data for a beneficiarys predictability of accessing the MHSS at an appropriate point. Additionally, it analyses a persons predictability of using preventive services.
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