Market Forces and Total Force Management: Military Medical Community

May, 2013
IDA document: D-4918
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
In many ways, the Department of Defense (DoD) resembles an economy with many heterogeneous integrated markets. Inaccurate pricing among these markets causes inefficiencies in total force mix management. This presentation focuses on inefficiencies in the management of the DoD’s medical community, which we attribute to the lack of visibility into the full cost of military medical personnel.