Accession Number : ADA262255


Title :   Medical Mobilization Since 1860: From Apathy to Action


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Tuell, III, Henry O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262255.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : Mobilization can be visualized as a system with many subsystems providing output in support of the total process during a crisis. The output of the system will marshal human, material, economic and natural resources to respond to and manage an emergency. The medical subsystem will provide input to other subsystems including personnel, transportation, logistical support and coordinate with civilian agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for expansion of services. The medical subsystem has always been a concern to mobilization planners. Unlike some facets of preparation for an emergency, medical mobilization has restrictions that are time sensitive. The twin concepts of mobilization preparedness--maintenance of peacetime preparedness and preconflict actions to increase readiness --are affected by the length of time required to train many of the health care providers and the abundance or scarcity of providers in the marketplace.


Descriptors :   *MOBILIZATION , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , MAINTENANCE , OUTPUT , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY PERSONNEL , TRANSPORTATION , HUMANS , NATURAL RESOURCES , COORDINATES , MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , EXPANSION , TIME , MATERIALS , EMERGENCIES , MANAGEMENT , PEACETIME , PREPARATION , ECONOMICS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


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