Accession Number : ADA309230

Title :   U.S. Military Academic Medical Centers: Crown Jewels or White Elephants?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Huycke, Edward C.

PDF Url : ADA309230

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Managed care is the most important change in American medicine since medicine organized along modern lines at the beginning of the twentieth century. Civilian academic medical centers, the crown jewels of twentieth century medicine, will become so disadvantaged in the competitive marketplace under managed care that many are being forced to slash prices and reorganize services. The marginal ones will be forced to close. Military academic medical centers will also be affected by managed care. This paper examines the impact of managed care on military academic medical centers through evidence gained from interviews with senior executive military medical leadership. These leaders believe that military managed care will support military academic medical centers in their readiness missions. They conclude that managed care will enhance the position of military academic medical centers, rather than compete with them.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, SCHOOLS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, COSTS, MEDICINE, MISSIONS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE