Provider Staffing and Patient Population at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Final rept. Jul 1999-Jul 2000
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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Both an adequate level and appropriate skill mix of physician and mid-level providers is necessary for a healthcare facility to provide quality care to its enrolled population. The purpose of this project is to identify and develop the optimal provider and specialty skill mix for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in support of its enrolled beneficiaries. This is first accomplished by identifying the current beneficiary population and provider staffing levels within the hospital. The current provider staffing level is then compared to selected civilian HMOs for all specialties of medical care. In addition the provider staff is compared to the Department of Defense workload-based Automated Staffing Assessment Model ASAM. These comparisons are made in order to give the hospital leadership an idea of where to best align its physician and mid-level resources. Finally, recommendations are made for further analysis and research in the areas of Womens Health, Behavioral Science, and Medical Specialties. The practicality of the research effort is to fine-tune the hospital staff that will subsequently lead to low-cost, high-quality, and easily accessible healthcare for all enrolled beneficiaries within the Fort Campbell community.
- Medicine and Medical Research