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Feasibility Study for the Consolidation of Military Medical Education and Training Organizations, Functions, and Activities (Revised)

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Technical Report,01 Nov 2018,01 Apr 2019

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Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States

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The medical education and training E and T enterprise is large, complex, and decentralized. The purpose of this project is to analyze the feasibility and desirability of consolidating military medical E and T organizations, functions, and activities into a newly established Education and Training Organization ETO subordinate to the Defense Health Agency and headed by the president of the Uniformed Services University USU. To complete this analysis, we perform the first collective assessment of the Departments medical E and T enterprise as a whole. Three different reform models are then developed and analyzed. Our findings indicate that it is feasible to consolidate medical E and T and that consolidation would be expected to provide certain benefits. However, the estimated financial and opportunity costs associated with the reform options are also significant.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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