Accession Number:

ADA159272

Title:

Reconciling Air Force Physicians' Peacetime and Wartime Capabilities, Demonstration of a Work Force Design Methodology.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE