Accession Number : ADA620938


Title :   Multistage Deployment of the Army Theater Hospital


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Cobb, Trisha A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620938.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : We will never know the operational battle space of the future, so medical assets need to be flexible and agile to conform to a variety of environments and threats. We utilize a multistage optimization model and data from past contingency operations to analyze potential configurations of a robust theater-deployable hospital. The current Army theater-deployable hospital has 248 beds, and our analysis shows it is over-capacitated for the current brigade-centric force structure. Based on our analysis, the optimal role-3 medical treatment facility is between 44 beds and 124 beds, with smaller wards, and the ability to combine hospitals to create larger hospitals. The smaller role-3 medical treatment facility better suits the tactical and operational employment of medical assets and supports the strategic plans for regionally aligned forces.


Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS , ARMY , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , MEDICAL SERVICES , MILITARY STRATEGY , OPTIMIZATION , THESES


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE