Health Services in the All Volunteer Armed Force
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A study was undertaken in the hope of finding methods to keep down the increase of health services costs. One obvious way to reduce costs is to reduce services, for example by cutting out free medical care for dependents and retired personnel. Such a decision, however, is a political one, and was treated as being outside the province of this study. This study assumes that the services now provided will continue in the volunteer context. Given this assumption the analysis attempts to find methods by which these services can be provided more efficiently, i.e., at lower cost to the taxpayer. The primary recommendation of the study is civilianize the provision of the armed forces health service to the fullest extent possible. This will reduce costs since higher earnings are required in the military vis a vis the civilian sector to overcome the non-pecuniary discrimination.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies