Accession Number : ADA334320

Title :   A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Shipboard Telemedicine

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Federico ; Stoloff, Peter H.

PDF Url : ADA334320

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : In this study, we estimate the peacetime demand for telemedicine (TM) for ships at sea. We estimate the savings that would accrue if telemedicine technology were available to the entire fleet. These savings would result from avoiding medical evacuations (MEDEVACs) and sick in-quarters (SIQ) days. We consider several implementations of telemedicine and measure the monetary costs and benefits of each. Where we are unable to attach a monetary value to a particular benefit, we quantify it in other ways. Telecommunications is a central component of telemedicine. We estimated the bandwidth requirement for different shop types based on the demand for telemedicine consulting.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT, *TELEMEDICINE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COST ESTIMATES, CASUALTIES, MEDICAL EVACUATION, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE