A Methodology for Evaluating Air Force Physicians' Peacetime and Wartime Capabilities

by Joan L. Buchanan


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Documents a methodology for analyzing problems incurred in planning an Air Force Medical Service serving complementary and conflicting functions. The Note describes a mathematical programming model called the physician workforce design model, which complements the Provider Requirements Integrated Specialty Model (PRISM) developed by the Air Force. The model and methodology identify and compare options for improving the wartime capabilities of active duty physicians without compromising the peacetime delivery of health care. By pursuing the more promising options, the Air Force can improve its readiness to respond in a sudden conflict within the constraints of a workable peacetime health care system. The Note describes the dual purpose workforce design model and the wartime capability assessment model, and defines the workforce model inputs.

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