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