Accession Number : ADA192708

Title :   The Army Wants More Family Physicians.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : DeWitt, Ogden

PDF Url : ADA192708

Report Date : 23 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Confronted with operational inefficiencies, readiness shortfalls, increasing malpractice claims, and disenchantment from patients, new Surgeon General LTG. Quinn H. Becker embarked on a radically different program for the AMEDD. This paper describes the impact of his Army Medical Enhancement Program on the Army's wartime sustainment and peacetime health care. It describes the Army's effort to keep on the leading edge of medical system technology and cost containment. It documents the rationale and chronology of the plan to defend the program from impending budget cuts.

Descriptors :   *PHYSICIANS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, ARMY, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), COSTS, HEALTH, LEADING EDGES, MEDICAL SERVICES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, OPTIMIZATION, PEACETIME, SHORTAGES, SURGERY, PATIENTS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, WARFARE, ARMY BUDGETS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE