A Consolidated Military Health Care System.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The desirability of centralization of military health care functions has been argued for repeatedly since World War II. The arguments for and against such centralization have not changed significantly over that period, but the military, social, and Congressional climates have changed such that a considerably larger audience is currently convinced of the advantages potentially offered by consolidation. As one cited review notes a general consensus exist among DOD officials excepting the ASDHA and the Surgeons General and other observers that the military health services system would benefit from increased consolidation and more centralized management. This paper begins with an analysis of those arguments. Should such a unification effort be found desirable, a model of such an organization is offered. The impediments and secondary effects of such a reorganization. are significant and are therefore explored and some preliminary steps necessary to a consolidation effort are suggested.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Military Forces and Organizations