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Naval Hospital Guam Facility - Case Study Example
Author : ldibbert
Pages 3 (753 words)
Description of Facility: This U.S. Naval Hospital is located on a 47-acre property in Agana heights, Guam. As primary care provider for the members of the U.S. military and their families, the hospital admits about 2000 patients, delivers on average 300 babies and handles approximately 107,000 outpatients in the emergency room annually…
Naval Hospital Guam 2006).
My search has so far brought up the general quality management program for the Department of Defense but no specifics on this particular facility. I have been unable to identify a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program document online for the Naval Hospital Guam.
The tasks of the Data Quality Analysis and Evaluation Division, the closest thing to Quality Assurance, is as follows: "Administers, coordinates and analyzes a variety of statistical data, to include: Medical Expense and Workload (MEPRS); Clinical workload data (both inpatient and outpatient); and Utilization Reporting for use by the command and higher authority. Provides guidance to work centers in developing statistical data collection techniques; and conducts training to familiarize personnel with statistical data reporting and requirements, and the impact on financial and manpower resource allocation"(U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, 2008).
In connection with TRICARE, there was reference to the 1998 document from the Assistant Secretary of Defense. ...