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Efficacy of Case Management in a Military Medical Center.


PB2009105549

Publication Date 1996
Personal Author Anderson, F. D.
Page Count 66
Abstract The purpose of this report is to determine the effects of managed care on a United States Army medical center in Georgia. The sample consisted of the physician staff, nursing staff, ancillary staff, and nurse case managers working with patient populations that were designated to be case managed. Three instruments were used in this intervention study, which employed a pre- and post-evaluation design: the Moos Work Environmental Scale, the LaMonica-Oberst Patient Satisfaction Scale, and the Shortell ICU Nurse-Physician Questionnaire communication subscale. Thirteen hypotheses were set forth related to patient satisfaction, nurse-physician communication, and other variables. There was a high degree of patient satisfaction with the nursing care received. There was poor communication between nurses and physicians at the hospital. None of the dimensions of the work environment explained any of the patients satisfaction. The success of case management depends on how it is initially implemented and supported at all levels and how it is allowed to evolve. Defining and redefining the role of the case manager is critical. Institutional backing is requisite to successful implementation of managed care.
Keywords
  • Case management
  • Managed care
  • Military Medical Centers
  • Georgia
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Intervention
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
  • Moos Work Environmental Scale
  • LaMonica-Oberst Patient Satisfaction Scale
  • Shortell ICU Nurse-Physician Questionnaire communication subscale
Source Agency
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Corporate Authors Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY.; TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200910
Contract Number
  • 905-94-Z-0039
Efficacy of Case Management in a Military Medical Center.
Efficacy of Case Management in a Military Medical Center.
PB2009105549

  • Case management
  • Managed care
  • Military Medical Centers
  • Georgia
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Intervention
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
  • Moos Work Environmental Scale
  • LaMonica-Oberst Patient Satisfaction Scale
  • Shortell ICU Nurse-Physician Questionnaire communication subscale
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
  • 905-94-Z-0039
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