Title

Mission, Staffing, and Budget Data of Flight Programs in the United States.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-1996

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Manage care and other health care reform initiatives have forced all hospitals to evaluate their work processes. In this era of cost containment, many flight programs are examining the structure of their programs to determined whether they are functioning in an efficient, cost-effective fashion.

METHODS: A survey was sent to the chief flight nurse of 240 flight programs in the United States.

RESULTS: Eighty-five programs (35.4%) responded. Data were collected on demographics, management structure, mission information, staffing issues, and budgets. Results in each program varied widely.

CONCLUSION: Benchmark data are available against which programs can compare themselves. Such comparisons may allow the discovery of opportunities to enhance program efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Volume

15

Issue

3

First Page

111

Last Page

118

ISSN

1067-991X

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

10159927

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article