Accession Number : ADA326579

Title :   Medical Readiness Training, Retention, and Cost Efficiency: The Future Of DOD's Graduate Medical Education Program.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McGaha, James F.

PDF Url : ADA326579

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In the post-Cold War era, personnel downsizing and constrained budgets focused attention on DOD's need to determine the most cost effective size and mix of its medical force. A key component of the restructuring is the Graduate Medical Education (GME) process that supplies trained and ready physicians to DOD's Armed Forces. This paper identifies medical readiness training needs and analyzes costs and retention as factors of GME strategy. It shows how these factors are driving change in GME strategy. It then addresses the second and third order effects of readiness, cost issues, and retention.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *EDUCATION, *TRAINING, *MILITARY MEDICINE, HEALTH, RETENTION(GENERAL), COLD WAR, PHYSICIANS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, GRADUATES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE