Accession Number:

ADA169750

Title:

Medical Corps Peacetime Issues Affecting Wartime Readiness.

Descriptive Note:

Group study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1986-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The Medical Corps faces a dual role of providing peacetime health care while simultaneously preparing itself to fulfill its wartime medical support mission. In the past, peacetime health care has taken priority over wartime medical readiness. This group study project addresses several issues dealing with the peacetime organization, training and utilization of the active duty Medical Corps to promote maximum wartime medical readiness. The study assumes that medical readiness takes priority over the peacetime health care mission. Data was gathered from a multitude of Army Medical Department and other DOD resources. The study reviews the Medical Corps wartime requirements as defined in the June 1985 MOBPERSACS and makes recommendations to fill the surgical TOE shortages as well as the gross shortage in TDA requirements. The Armys graduate medical education system is discussed as it pertains to achieving the appropriate specialty mix for the wartime readiness mission. Training and utilization strategies are recommended to significantly improve the individual combat medical readiness of the Armys corps of medical officers. The study concludes with a review of the peacetime military health care system and possible alternatives of using the civilian health care system to provide care for a portion of DOD eligible beneficiaries.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE