The University of Maryland School of Public Health released a study commissioned by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation regarding the value of the USPHS Commissioned Corps to the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services and national priorities. Click here for the short version and click here for the full version of the report called, "The USPHS Commissioned Corps: A Study on Value and Contributions to the DHHS Mission and National and Global Health Priorities and Initiatives."
The study's author, Muhiuddin Haider, PhD, wrote the following regarding the cost of an officer in the Commissioned Corps:
"The effectiveness, efficiency, efficacy, and comprehensive value of the USPHS CC cannot be determined based on cost factors alone, although almost all previous studies of the Corps have relied solely on this single data point. There exit in the federal workforce too many variables, too many inconsistencies, too many unmeasurable attributes, and too many contraindications to make any meaningful evaluation based on cost alone, much less useful in assessing overall value and contribution to national health and security."
The study's recommendations for the Commissioned Corps include:
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