Accession Number:

ADA408808

Title:

A Cost-Benefit Analysis on the Feasibility of Implementing A Same-Day Surgery Program at the 121ST General Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

This retrospective study analyzed the factors and variables that would impact on the implementation of a same-day surgery SDS program at the 121st General Hospital. The 121st General Hospital serves as the primary, definitive-care medical treatment facility MTF for all United States U.S. armed forces assigned to the Republic of Korea ROK and throughout the Far East Pacific. It is the only health care facility in the Seoul metropolitan area that is under the direct command and control of U.S. personnel. Patients are referred to the 121st General Hospital from all over the Korean peninsula. A significant number of these patients come from the 11 outlying health care facilities under the 18th Medical Command, as well as from the 2nd Infantry Division and its area of operations. In addition, patients come to the 121st General Hospital from other countries such as Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, and China Carden, 1998.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE