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NCJ Number: 68813 Find in a Library
Title: MAKE-BUY DECISION ANALYSIS FOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE
Author(s): J BREWER
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Office of Health Care
Correctional Health Care Program
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Lansing, MI 48913
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-ED-99-0026
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL IS INTENDED TO AID ADMINISTRATORS IN DEALING WITH DECISIONS CONCERNING WHETHER TO DIRECTLY PROVIDE HEALTH SERVICES INSIDE THE PRISON OR TO CONTRACT FOR HEALTH SERVICES WITH OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS.
Abstract: THIS 'MAKE-BUY' DECISION IS EXPLORED THROUGH DISCUSSION OF THE BASIC STEPS IN THE ANALYTICAL PROCESS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER IT IS MORE DESIRABLE TO 'MAKE' OR TO 'BUY' HEALTH SERVICES FOR PRISON RESIDENTS. DETAILED EXPLANATION IS GIVEN OF EACH OF SIX STEPS: (1) DEFINING THE PROBLEM AND STATING THE OBJECTIVES, (2) IDENTIFYING ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS, (3) IDENTIFYING DECISION VARIABLES FOR EACH ALTERNATIVE, (4) COLLECTING NECESSARY DATA, (5) SOLVING THE TOTAL COST FORMULA AND REVIEWING OBJECTIVES TO DETERMINE THE BEST ALTERNATIVE, AND (6) TESTING THE SENSITIVITY OF THE CHOICE MADE TO POSSIBLE ERRORS. THIS STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS IS THEN APPLIED TO AN EXAMPLE OF A HYPOTHETICAL PRISON DECIDING WHETHER TO MAKE OR TO BUY PHARMACY SERVICES; THIS EXAMPLE IS INTENDED AS AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE DECISION PROCESS AS THE PROCESS CAN BE USED FOR ANY HEALTH SERVICE BEING CONSIDERED. A FLOW CHART FURTHER ILLUSRATES THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS. A CHECKLIST OF POINTS TO REMEMBER IS PROVIDED. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs; Medical and dental services; Medical evaluation; Michigan
Note: CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM - RESOURCE MANUAL
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