Accession Number : ADA203016


Title :   Dying is a Living Process: A Study of the Cost-Effectiveness of Initiating a Hospice at Madigan Army Medical Center with Implications for Army-Wide Utilization


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Lashleenger, Lynne


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA203016


Report Date : APR 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 150


Abstract : This study examined the cost effectiveness of initiating an inpatient hospice program in an Army treatment facility, Madigan Army Medical Center. The data examined were derived retrospectively from established hospices. This study concluded that establishment of a hospice in a military facility would probably be cost effective. Due to the restrictions against hospices in the military facilities the author proposes and alternative system. The proposed 'Continuing Care Unit' offers the advantages of the hospice while not using the facilities of the hospital. Keywords: Military medicine; Medical services; Health care facilities; Health care; Hospice initiation; Theses.


Descriptors :   *DEATH , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , *HOSPITALS , FACILITIES , ARMY FACILITIES , THESES , MILITARY MEDICINE , PATIENTS , MEDICAL SERVICES , LIFE(BIOLOGY) , HEALTH , COST EFFECTIVENESS , MILITARY FACILITIES , COSTS


Subject Categories : MEDICAL FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE