30 Jun '14, 2pm

Report: Military health care inferior to civilian hospital systems

Report: Military health care inferior to civilian hospital systems

Tripler Army Medical Center. Related Camp Casey medics train in area hospital's ER Doctors and nurses rushed through the doors of the emergency room at St. Mary’s Hospital, tending to an elderly farmer who lay unconscious on a gurney. Struck by a tractor, the man had a heartbeat so weak that doctors feared he would need CPR. Corpsmen learn, hone skills working shifts with civilian trauma unit Only the second such program in the country, an initiative in Chicago allows sailors to work shifts at a public teaching hospital that handles hundreds of trauma cases each month. Despite official statements to the contrary, care in the military health care system is inferior to typical civilian hospitals, according to internal documents obtained by The New York Times. The Times reported Sunday that an analysis of the military hospital system — which cares for some 1.6 million active-...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/report-military-health-care-inferi...

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