ERIC Number: ED105267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Procurement and Retention of Navy Physicians. Report No. CNS 1030.
Devine, Eugene J.
This study is designed to provide a better understanding of the Navy's health-care system and the impact of a draft-free system in attracting an adequate number of physicians. The medical scholarship, proposed variable incentive, and present continuation pay scales are evaluated from the standpoint of financial attractiveness to the physician compared to civilian alternatives and the rate of return on the Navy's investment. The conclusion that a new scholarship program and proposed variable incentive pay would attract and retain enough physicians was based on a study of: the present inadequate military compensation, the new scholarship plan enacted in 1972, and the implications of variable incentive pay and bonus. The method of analysis was to compare civilian and military physicians' pay on the national level. Within the economic model of occupational choice, monetary costs and benefits were important factors. The study contains statistical data in tabular form, an explanation of the model, evaluations of alternative and present programs, the utilization of scholarship recipients and civilian physicians, scholarships as profitable investment, and a bibliography. The construction of the analytical model, the comparisons of present proposed military nondisability retirement systems, and the potential use of civilian physicians by the Navy are appended. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Naval Analysis, Arlington, VA. Inst. of Naval Studies.