Accession Number : AD1034207

Title :   Future of Military Health Care Final Report

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care FALLS CHURCH

Personal Author(s) : Wilensky,Gail R ; Corley,John D ; Adams,Nancy ; Assad,Shay ; Lewin,Lawrence ; Mateczun,John ; Clancy,Carolyn M ; Galvin,Robert ; Hale,Robert ; Henke,Robert J ; Myers,Richard B ; Roudebush,James ; Smith,David J ; Smith,Robert III W

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Report Date : 20 Dec 2007

Pagination or Media Count : 204

Abstract : The provision of health services and health benefits is an established and significant mission of each service branch of the U.S. military. The extent and volume of healthcare services provided through military programs have grown dramatically since World War II , resulting in the worlds largest military health care system. This system serves several distinct categories of beneficiaries, including Active Duty military personnel, families of Active Duty personnel, reservists, and military retirees and their dependents. Unlike civilian health care systems, the Military Health System must give priority to military readiness; the Nations engagement in a long war on terror; the support of a conventional war, if necessary; the provision of humanitarian relief and response to natural disasters; and the achievement of other missions required by national command authorities.

Descriptors :   FRINGE BENEFITS , health services , medical personnel , military medicine , patient care management , delivery of health care , patient care , NATIONAL GUARD , ACTIVE DUTY , MILITARY RESERVES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE