Accession Number : ADA301773

Title :   Military Readiness and Patient Care in USAREUR Medical Forces: Summary Report on Prospective MEPRS Benchmarking Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bartone, Paul T. ; Britt, Thomas W. ; Adler, Amy B. ; Golembe, Evelyn H.

PDF Url : ADA301773

Report Date : 23 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : At the request of the U.S. Army, Europe Chief Surgeon's Office, a prospective "benchmark" study was undertaken by the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe to determine, on average, how uniformed medical personnel in USAREUR are spreading their work time across two critical (and sometimes competing) functional priorities: (1) patient care, and (2) readiness training. The information that follows is the briefing package presented to the USAREUR Chief Surgeon on 23 July 1995. Data were collected from 161 medical personnel using a telephone survey. Medical personnel were asked questions on amount of time spent on readiness training requirements and deployments, average hours per week spent on patient care and how this time impacts on ability to provide patient care. The study distinguishes between two groups of medical personnel, namely "BMEs" or borrowed military medical personnel and "Non-BMEs" who are assigned to a military hospital or clinic. The briefing package also includes a sample Medical Readiness Telephone Survey.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, EUROPE, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, IMPACT, TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, TIME, MEDICINE, SURVEYS, PATIENTS, HOSPITALS, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, SURGEONS.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE