Material logistic support of the hospital ships

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Authors
Ebert, Thomas A
Hess, Donald W.
Subjects
Hospital Ship
Material Logistic support
Advisors
Moore, Thomas P.
Date of Issue
1986
Date
December 1986
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
The USNS Mercy will shortly be accepted by the U.S. Navy. While the conversion of an oil tanker into a first class floating hospital has received the appropriate attention, the logistical support of the Mercy has not. This thesis looks at the provisioning and resupply of the Mercy with the objective of identifying a method of stratifying medical stores by an Essentiality Index. What is presented is a logical and reliable means to rank medical consumables by the degree of cure provided to a projected patient stream. This thesis recommends that an Essentiality Index be calculated for all medical consumables projected by the Combat Zone Assessment Requirements and Sets, Kits and Outfits models. Utilization of this Essentiality Index will positively impact the provisioning of the USNS Mercy, improve the range and depth of medical consumables listed in the Fleet Issue Load List, and, in general provide a tool to better manage medical consumables throughout the supply system.
Type
Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Science
Organization
Naval Postgraduate school
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Funder
Format
85 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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