Download eBook for Free

Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Summary Only

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.1 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback70 pages $18.00 $14.40 20% Web Discount

A series of Army Medical Command workshops assessed the effect of the Future Force doctrine on the Health Service Support system’s ability to deliver medical care on the battlefield. The authors summarize the findings from the five workshops. Based on the scenarios and the data gathered during the five workshops, the authors conclude that the distances envisioned for the Future Force battlefield pose problems for medical support. The dispersion creates a situation in which it will be unlikely that a medic will be nearby when a soldier is wounded and in which ground evacuation of casualties will be difficult. Given the challenges posed by these scenarios, it also appeared that the medical echelons above the Unit of Action could expect a substantial patient load. Finally, they concluded that better simulations are needed to help the Army Medical Department explore questions of medical force structure in more detail.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    The Workshops

  • Chapter Three

    Workshop Results

  • Chapter Four

    Conclusions and Implications

  • Appendix A

    Subject Matter Experts

  • Appendix B

    Medical Technologies Employed in ATWs

Research conducted by

The research described in this report was sponsored by the United States Army and conducted by the RAND Arroyo Center and RAND Health.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph series. RAND monographs present major research findings that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors. All RAND monographs undergo rigorous peer review to ensure high standards for research quality and objectivity.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.