Reconciling Air Force Physicians' Peacetime and Wartime Capabilities, Demonstration of a Work Force Design Methodology.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report documents a project to investigate alternative ways of bridging important differences between the Air Force Medical Services peacetime and wartime missions. It uses information from a Rand survey of Air Force physicians wartime skills and a mathematical programming model. It summarizes the model, documents the results of the skill survey, describes criteria for joint-mission medical manpower planning, and uses the model to analyze the effect of wartime cross-specialty substitution and peacetime resource constraints on physician capability. Among the conclusions suggested by the research are the following 1 a wartime substitution policy based on the current tri-service substitution list could substantially improve wartime capability 2 additional improvements would result if the tri-service list were revised in accordance with survey results and 3 well-designed substitution roles for nonsurgeons can free surgeons to spend most of their time in surgery. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research