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The implications of TRICARE on medical readiness.
Mil Med. 2004 Jan; 169(1):16-22.MM

Abstract

The objective of this study was to compare two alternative sources of replacement personnel for a medical treatment facility experiencing personnel loss due to a deployment. The two replacement strategies included the reserve component option and the TRICARE internal resource-sharing option. A hypothetical scenario was used as a mechanism for the analysis, and three key variables were considered: effectiveness, feasibility, and operational expense. From the perspective of effectiveness, the TRICARE strategy demonstrated an ability to provide a slightly larger percentage of the requested replacement personnel. With regard to feasibility, both strategies were feasible in that both could provide replacements for the duration of the 270-day deployment and within an established 180-day report date. Operational expense was a decisive factor with the reserve component option significantly less costly than the TRICARE alternative. Weaknesses and strengths of each option were identified and discussed, and alternatives were recommended.

Authors+Show Affiliations

U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration, AMEDD Center and School, 3151 Scott Road, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14964496

Citation

Mulkey, Shonna L., et al. "The Implications of TRICARE On Medical Readiness." Military Medicine, vol. 169, no. 1, 2004, pp. 16-22.
Mulkey SL, Hassell LH, LaFrance KG. The implications of TRICARE on medical readiness. Mil Med. 2004;169(1):16-22.
Mulkey, S. L., Hassell, L. H., & LaFrance, K. G. (2004). The implications of TRICARE on medical readiness. Military Medicine, 169(1), 16-22.
Mulkey SL, Hassell LH, LaFrance KG. The Implications of TRICARE On Medical Readiness. Mil Med. 2004;169(1):16-22. PubMed PMID: 14964496.
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