Accession Number:

AD1100700

Title:

Questionable Use of the Domestic Aeromedical Evacuation System

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

United States Government Accountability Office Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

After World War II, DOD established a policy that all patients would be evacuated by airlift whenever practicable. The aeromedical evacuation system offers continuous evacuation service throughout the world. In fiscal year 1973, DOD spent about29 million to move about49,000 patients in its worldwide system. In this report GAO discusses how the domestic segment of the system has operated and opportunities to improve it.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE