DOD Health Care:

Extent to Which Military Physicians Perform Administrative Tasks

HRD-89-53: Published: Feb 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1989.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the extent to which military physicians performed routine administrative and clerical tasks; and (2) efforts to define and alleviate the problem.

GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military services agree that physicians perform administrative and clerical tasks which detract from clinical practice time and adversely affect physician productivity; (2) many physicians reported that they had inadequate clerical support staff; (3) although the military services have taken action to determine the extent and impact of the problem, none of the efforts has fully defined the problem's magnitude; (4) in March 1987, DOD directed that the services develop joint standards providing for adequate administrative support; and (5) the services believed that the standards needed to be revised before implementation.

Oct 15, 2018

Oct 1, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 6, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Looking for more? Browse all our products here