Accession Number : ADA298249

Title :   The Joint Force Surgeon and Casualty Receiving and Treatment Ships: A Malleable Asset with a Diverse Continuum of Care.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Clinton J.

PDF Url : ADA298249

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In this era of force packaging' and complex joint operations, the Joint Force Surgeon must appreciate the health services support capabilities and limitations of each component's medical services. This paper reviews the echelons of medical care, briefly provides an understanding of where certain medical assets fit into the organizational scheme, and reviews the role and selected issues surrounding the Navy's casualty receiving and treatment ships in amphibious and joint operations. Saliently, the discussed issues attest to the need for the Joint Force Surgeon's participation in operational planning.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *MILITARY SURGEONS, SHIPS, ORGANIZATIONS, NAVY, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, PACKAGING, CASUALTIES, PHYSICIANS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE