Retention of Volunteer Physicians in the U.S. Air Force.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This study examines the implications of the retention behavior of Air Force volunteer physicians on the Air Forces physician procurement policy. It examines the potential of the volunteer program to become a major, and perhaps, the principal source of physicians based on the retention behavior of volunteer physician accessions from FY1975 to FY1982. The analysis suggest that about one-half of the FY1987 authorized Air Force physician stock might be supported by the direct recruiting program for all groups except medical subspecialists. Predicted retention varies by specialty group, training, and grade age 1 Young board-certified surgeons and obstetricians, both U.S.-and foreign-trained are least likely to be retained under current conditions and are most responsive to an increase in military pay 2 foreign-trained hospital based physicians without board certification have the hightest predicted retention rate 3 foreign-trained subspecialists and surgeons are retained at a lower rate than U.S.-trained physicians in this group 4 volunteer retention increases with the physicians military grade. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations