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Cost analysis in a CMHC: determining the cost of staff time.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  437717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The program evaluation and research unit of a community mental health center developed and field-tested a survey form to measure how employees spend their time. The form is divided into direct patient care activities, which include interviewing and testing, conducting therapy, and prescribing medications, and administrative or support activities, which include filling out charts, attending meetings, and training staff. All staff record daily, for one week, the hours and minutes they spend in each activity. Using that data as a base, the evaluation unit can determine the percentage of time staff spend in each activity and the cost of each activity based on staff members' paychecks.
Authors:
A Haring; C Eckert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-16     Completed Date:  1979-07-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Community Mental Health Centers / economics,  organization & administration*
Community Mental Health Services / economics*
Cost Allocation*
Costs and Cost Analysis*
New York
Personnel Management / economics*
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / economics*
Time and Motion Studies

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