Accession Number : ADA134835

Title :   A Methodology for Evaluating Air Force Physicians' Peacetime and Wartime Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Buchanan,J L ; Hosek,S D

PDF Url : ADA134835

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This report documents a methodology for analyzing problems incurred in planning an Air Force Medical Service serving complementary and conflicting functions. The Note describes a mathematical programming model called the physician workforce design model, which complementes the Provider Requirements Integrated Speciality Model (PRISM) developed by the Air Force. The model and methodology identifies and compares options for improving the wartime capabilities of active duty physicians without compromising the peacetime delivery of health care. By pursuing the more promising options, the Air Force can improve its readiness to respond in a sudden conflict within the constraints of a workable peacetime health care system. The Note describes the dual purpose workforce design model, the wartime capability assessment model, and defines the workforce model inputs.

Descriptors :   *Physicians, *Mathematical models, *Manpower, Air Force personnel, Models, Peacetime, Warfare, Air Force planning, Methodology, Active duty, Networks

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE