Accession Number:

ADA443967

Title:

Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses for Fully Integrated Primary Care Clinics in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2004-Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

LANDSTUHL REGIONAL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER APO NEW YORK 09180

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This project evaluated three courses of action, by quantitative and qualitative analyses, related to the integration of U.S. Army Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Air Force 435th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base primary care clinics in the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Germany. Senior leaders have hypothesized that the Air Force primary care model is more efficient than the Army model, and integration in accordance with the Air Force model will allow the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to focus upon its core missions of tertiary referral center and primary casualty receiving point for two combat theaters of operation. Using the business case analysis and decision matrix, the following courses of action were evaluated 1 maintaining the status quo, 2 integrating family practice and pediatric clinics under Air Force operational control using existing clinic space, and 3 integrating family practice and pediatric clinics on Ramstein and integrating behavioral health clinics on Landstuhl. Courses of action 1 and 3 were rejected course of action 2 was recommended. Data analysis showed that if action 2 were implemented, both organizations could increase efficiencies in health care delivery mechanisms and increase revenues in excess of 700,000.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE