Accession Number:

ADA420833

Title:

A Business Case Analysis of the Direct Health Care Provider Program Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2000-Jul 2001

Corporate Author:

WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This research project conducts a business case analysis of the Direct Health Care Provider Program DHCPP at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC to determine if this program is a sound business decision. It further investigates the individual productivity of each provider hired under this program. In order to determine the cost effectiveness of the DHCPP, a comparision was made between the dollar amount of workload each doctor provided verses the salary amount paid for September - November 2000. The number of patients treated per day by each provider as well as the average number of laboratory tests, radiological studies and pharmacy prescriptions written by each provider was also calculated. In aggregate, the study demonstrates that Womack has made a sound business decision as the workload provided by the contract doctors exceeded the provider s salaries by nearly 900,000. On an individual basis, sixteen of the nineteen providers generated more workload than the dollar value of their salaries. The three who did not were doctors who provide unique specialty services that often operate at a loss. A productivity analysis of the contracted doctors reveals that 12 of the 19 doctors examined met or exceeded Womacks productivity standards.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE