Accession Number : ADA323932

Title :   Wartime Medical Requirements Models: A Comparison of MPM, MEPES, and LPX-MED.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Levy, Robert A. ; May, Laurie J. ; Grogan, James E.

PDF Url : ADA323932

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The end of the Cold War has led to a major reexamination of the requirements for medical personnel and other resources necessary to care for Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries. Despite large numbers of peacetime beneficiaries, the primary need for medical resources remains the wartime mission. During the Cold War, the requirement for wartime medical providers was high and could easily justify large number of active duty personnel Today's defense guidance is based on fighting two major regional contingencies (MRCs), and the required number of medical providers has fallen sharply Determining the number and types of medical resources needed to treat casualties of future conflicts is an important and complicated issue. To help shed light on the process of determining wartime medical requirements, N-931 asked CNA to examine the methods and models that are currently in use or may be used in the near future. The current process is in flux. The models used today are being changed. The use of one model was discontinued recently when the Joint Staff changed to a new command-and-control system. The Joint Staff has proposed a replacement, but the new model is still being developed and there is some concern about its adequacy in determining service medical requirements. In this memorandum, we examine the current and proposed theater-level requirements models.

Descriptors :   *COLD WAR, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, PEACETIME, FAMILY MEMBERS, ACTIVE DUTY, CASUALTIES, BENEFITS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE