The ReSupply Validation Program (RSVP): Developing ESP Into a Tool That Validates Patient-Driven Fleet Marine Force Medical Resource Requirements
Final rept. 30 Dec 2002-30 Dec 2003
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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To help the United States Marine Corps streamline its medical materiel, the Naval Health Research Center expanded the Estimating Supplies Program ESP into the ReSupply Validation Program RSVP to link medical materiel to a defined patient stream. RSVP is a simulation program that validates medical supply configurations by stochastically generating multiple iterations of a patient stream, generating the supplies necessary to treat the patients, and comparing these needs to a time-phased inventory. This report provides the context necessary to understand why a validation tool is useful for USMC describes the methods and results in using ESP to assess item consumption rates against the current supply block configurations and in using RSVP to simulate consumption of an ESP inventory to validate the resupply block configurations highlights the benefits of configuring supplies based on a patient stream reviews the lessons learned from the development process and explores possible future work.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies