Mission, Staffing, and Budget Data of Flight Programs in the United States.
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.
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Crowther, E. S., Grindel, C. G., Kostenbader, J. D., & O'Hara, K. Q. (1996). Mission, staffing, and budget data of flight programs in the United States. Air Medical Journal, 15(3), 111-118.
Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty