Accession Number : ADA020104

Title :   On the Comparative Costing of Military vs Civilian Modes of Health Care Delivery.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Terasawa,Katsuaki ; Whipple,David

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The end of the draft and the resulting need to compete in the marketplace for medical personnel, as well as the general inflation in the health care sector, has spotlighted the increasing cost of caring for the dependent groups. The question has arisen of whether it might not be cheaper to shift some of this demand for health care to the civilian sector. In the paper the authors examine analytically the appropriate considerations and elements to be compared in the research point out the crucial empirical work necessary to estimate such a model, discover some of the ways in which the analytical construct can provide bounds and directions to the hypotheses to be tested, and finally conjecture some preliminary policy recommendations.

Descriptors :   *Medical services, *Military medicine, Models, Hospitals, Costs, Cost analysis, Comparison, Civilian population

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE