Provision and Use of Navy Medicine Primary Care: Empirical Background for Optimization
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this research memorandum is to report and comment on the findings of an analysis of Navy Medicine Primary Care NMPC to members of the Primary Care Product Line PCPL Advisory Board the Board and to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery BUMED. This report is part of the support that CNA is providing to the product line. It analyzes Ambulatory Data System ADS records of visits made to Navy military treatment facilities MTFs during FY 2000, as well as data from two Department of Defense DoD surveys that provide information on the satisfaction of users of NMPC. Its intent is to provide empirical information as background to the Boards and BUMEDs optimization activities. In this report, we describe what NMPC is, based on what primary care providers PCPs do in Navy MTF primary care PC settings, and identify how and to what extent the content and nature of NMPC varies by provider and setting. This approaches NMPC from the supply side--what care is provided by whom, and where. Its focus is not on how much care is provided e.g., number of visits but rather on the nature and distribution of that care e.g., percentage of visits by clinical content and provider type.
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