Navy Physician Staffing Levels
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES
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For the past 30 years the Navy has been able to procure physicians at greatly depressed salaries because of conscription, and this has been reflected in staffing levels. Efficient adjustment to the new all-volunteer environment will entail the provision of medical care with fewer physicians and more of various other inputs. However, there exists no widely accepted method of determining physician staffing in either the military or civilian sectors. The method we have chosen is to compare Navy physician staffing with that of the Kaiser Plan. One important difference between the two systems which makes the comparison especially relevant is that the Kaiser Plan has had to pay market prices for all its resources, as will the Navy in the future, and staffing patterns reflect this. There are also other important differences between the two systems. Our analysis consists of making adjustments for these differences.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations