Accession Number : ADA408808


Title :   A Cost-Benefit Analysis on the Feasibility of Implementing A Same-Day Surgery Program at the 121ST General Hospital, Seoul, Korea


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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA408808


Report Date : 27 APR 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : This retrospective study analyzed the factors and variables that would impact on the implementation of a same-day surgery (SDS) program at the 121st General Hospital. The 121st General Hospital serves as the primary, definitive-care medical treatment facility (MTF) for all United States (U.S.) armed forces assigned to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and throughout the Far East Pacific. It is the only health care facility in the Seoul metropolitan area that is under the direct command and control of U.S. personnel. Patients are referred to the 121st General Hospital from all over the Korean peninsula. A significant number of these patients come from the 11 outlying health care facilities under the 18th Medical Command, as well as from the 2nd Infantry Division and its area of operations. In addition, patients come to the 121st General Hospital from other countries such as Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, and China (Carden, 1998).


Descriptors :   *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *SURGERY , UNITED STATES , COST ANALYSIS , JAPAN , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , KOREA , PACIFIC OCEAN , BENEFITS , SOUTH KOREA , CHINA , URBAN AREAS , THAILAND , FAR EAST , OKINAWA , PENINSULAS.


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE