Accession Number:

ADA504962

Title:

Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

The provision of health services and health benefits is an established and significant mission of each service branch of the U.S. military. The extent and volume of health care services provided through military programs have grown dramatically since World War II , resulting in the worlds largest military health care system. This system serves several distinct categories of beneficiaries, including Active Duty military personnel, families of Active Duty personnel, reservists, and military retirees and their dependents. Unlike civilian health care systems, the Military Health System must give priority to military readiness the Nations engagement in a long war on terror the support of a conventional war, if necessary the provision of humanitarian relief and response to natural disasters and the achievement of other missions required by national command authorities.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE