Accession Number : ADA504962
Title : Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA
Report Date : 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 health care services provided through military programs have grown dramatically since World War II , resulting in the world's 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 Nation's 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 : *BENEFITS , *HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , OPERATIONAL READINESS , TASK FORCES , HEALTH , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , FAMILY MEMBERS , CONVENTIONAL WARFARE , ACTIVE DUTY , CIVILIAN POPULATION , RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL) , TERRORISM , VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL) , SECOND WORLD WAR , COMBAT READINESS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , NATURAL DISASTERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Medicine and Medical Research
Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE