Readiness of Military Medicine: Hearing Before the Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986 - Medicine, Military - 47 pages
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Page 11 - Its responsiveness to the needs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for operations analysis.
Page 15 - ... our medical readiness posture so that we can provide adequate care to our wounded in wartime. Last year, Secretary Weinberger ordered an extensive field review of our overall medical readiness capabilities, both in Europe and in the Far East. A special review group conducted a thorough investigation of medical evacuation, medical command and control, medical communications, and medical planning. These reviews together constituted the most extensive analysis of our medical readiness ever conducted....
Page 15 - These reviews constituted the most extensive analysis of medical readiness ever conducted and resulted in a great deal of attention being focused on the need to improve cross-service medical readiness planning and increase the resources available to support medical readiness requirements.
Page 7 - In part, the legislation requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress containing a plan for revising the organizational structure of the military health care system within six months from the date of enactment.
Page 2 - Defense to submit a report containing the plan for revising the organizational structure of the military health care delivery system, in order to streamline the resource allocation process, improve the quality of medical care, to reduce the cost of that care, and to enhance medical readiness.
Page 41 - And now, if I may, I would just like to say a few words about the interlocking directorates, because this is a verj- important factor to our industry.
Page 2 - ... as'representatives of the Treasury Department testifying on this bill, Under Secretary Paul A. Volcker, Fiscal Assistant Secretary John Carlock, Mr. Tom Winston, Counsel of the Bureau of Public Debt, and Mr. H. John Hintgen, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Public Debt. Secretary Volcker, I believe that you have a prepared statement, and we would be glad to hear from you. STATEMENT OF PAUL A.
Page 31 - ... endeavor we will not be able to attempt until 1973. One final point on this subject is that, although their gross national product is only about half as large as ours, they are spending as much on space research as we are. Thus, in relative terms, they are making a space effort that is roughly twice ours. That is one of the reasons it is so important that we get the maximum return from each space dollar. To do this, we are proposing a Space Shuttle, which is essentially a two-stage launch vehicle...
Page 35 - It would be better for them. It would be better for the total cost of medical care to society, to the elective society of the United States.