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Accession Number ADA570008
Title Is There a Cheaper and Faster Way to Distribute Medical Supplies.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 4p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract For nearly a decade, the U.S. Army has been supporting combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Keeping soldiers supplied in such far-flung locations takes an enormous amount of supplies, none of which is more critical than medical supplies used daily to save soldiers lives. However, medical supplies are distributed through their own distribution system and not mixed with other things soldiers need such as rations, fuel, ammunition, and so forth. The Army is under pressure to reduce costs wherever it can, and it asked RAND Arroyo Center to find out whether consolidating medical supply distribution could be more efficient and thus less expensive.
Keywords Army personnel
Costs
Distribution
Medical supplies
Military operations

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
44H - Health Care Technology
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Rand Arroyo Center, Santa Monica, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research brief.
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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