A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Shipboard Telemedicine
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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In this study, we estimate the peacetime demand for telemedicine TM for ships at sea. We estimate the savings that would accrue if telemedicine technology were available to the entire fleet. These savings would result from avoiding medical evacuations MEDEVACs and sick in-quarters SIQ days. We consider several implementations of telemedicine and measure the monetary costs and benefits of each. Where we are unable to attach a monetary value to a particular benefit, we quantify it in other ways. Telecommunications is a central component of telemedicine. We estimated the bandwidth requirement for different shop types based on the demand for telemedicine consulting.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies