Workload Trend Analysis for the Military Graduate Medical Education Program in San Antonio
Final rept. Dec 2004-Jun 2005
WILFORD HALL USAF MEDICAL CENTER LACKLAND AFB TX
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The purpose of this research project was to assess key workload, census, and case mix trends in physician residency programs at the two military medical centers in San Antonio, Texas. The overarching hypothesis for this study was that the case mix is trending below the levels required to sustain the military GME programs in San Antonio. Workload trends were compared with baseline - requirements established by the program directors and by ACGME for the residents in each individual GME program. Key GMB workload indicators are generally trending downward, and the internal medicine and anesthesiology GMB programs are heavily dependent on care provided for the population age 65 and over. In the indicators under study, the anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics programs all maintained an average below that required to maintain the current number of residents in their respective programs.
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