Accession Number : ADA202680


Title :   Charging for Ambulatory Care in Military Health Care Facilities: An Evaluation and Analysis


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Jul 1982-1983


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


Personal Author(s) : Acklin, Jr, Robert A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a202680.pdf


Report Date : 25 Apr 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : This study examined the impact of imposing a fee on military beneficiaries in the an attitudinal survey. Actual fee institution was not used. The study had numerous conclusions of the impact: patient demand will not change due to a co-payment fee; co-payments will substantially contribute to CHAMPUS funding; co-payment collections will increase waiting time and contribute to patient dissatisfaction; consumers are opposed to co-payments, but feel they have little recourse; and retention of military members may be effected due to the perception of a decrease in benefits.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES , *FAMILY MEMBERS , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *COSTS , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , INSURANCE , PERSONNEL RETENTION , QUESTIONNAIRES , CONSUMERS , PERCEPTION , PATIENTS , THESES , HEALTH , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT , MILITARY FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE