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dc.contributor.advisorSan Miguel, Joseph G.
dc.contributor.authorBruhn, David D.
dc.dateJun-92
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-29T23:37:44Z
dc.date.available2014-01-29T23:37:44Z
dc.date.issued1992-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38523
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to determine whether it would be cost-beneficial for Naval Hospital, San Diego to open a skilled nursing facility. Subsidiary purposes of the study were: (1) to determine if there is a need for skilled nursing care, (2) calculate the manpower requirements to staff a skilled nursing facility, (3) ascertain the cost to operate a skilled nursing facility, and (4) determine facility requirements. Based on the findings of this study, the following recommendations have been made: (1) open a 37-bed skilled nursing unit at Naval Hospital, San Diego as a means to reduce acute care costs, and (2) utilize the skilled nursing unit at Naval Hospital, San Diego as a pilot program to evaluate the potential for implementation of skilled nursing care at other Naval health care facilities. Analysis of financial data from civilian hospital-based skilled nursing facilities in San Diego County indicates that utilization of a 37-bed skilled nursing unit at Naval Hospital, San Diego would yield potential savings of $1,647,231 (1991 dollars) in patient care. These cost savings are made possible through utilization of smaller employee-to-patient ratios and less expensive staffing.en_US
dc.format.extentxi, 118 p.: ill.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNursing schools;Economic aspects;California;Nursing schools;Curricula;Design;Nursing schools Designs and plans;Hospitals, Naval and marine;Californiaen_US
dc.titleThe costs/benefits of opening a skilled nursing facility at Naval Hospital, San Diegoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMcCaffery, Jerry L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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