Military Readiness and Patient Care in USAREUR Medical Forces: Summary Report on Prospective MEPRS Benchmarking Study.
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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At the request of the U.S. Army, Europe Chief Surgeons Office, a prospective benchmark study was undertaken by the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe to determine, on average, how uniformed medical personnel in USAREUR are spreading their work time across two critical and sometimes competing functional priorities 1 patient care, and 2 readiness training. The information that follows is the briefing package presented to the USAREUR Chief Surgeon on 23 July 1995. Data were collected from 161 medical personnel using a telephone survey. Medical personnel were asked questions on amount of time spent on readiness training requirements and deployments, average hours per week spent on patient care and how this time impacts on ability to provide patient care. The study distinguishes between two groups of medical personnel, namely BMEs or borrowed military medical personnel and Non-BMEs who are assigned to a military hospital or clinic. The briefing package also includes a sample Medical Readiness Telephone Survey.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics