Sunday, March 11, 2007

Walter Reed

The medivac and trauma care is what these guys get on the *battlefield* and only after several decades of concentrated effort by the DOD to reduce casualty rates - after observing the trend that if you survived long enough to get to the rear you were probably going to survive period.

What's going on at Walter Reed (and elsewhere) is more indicative of type of longish term care that civilians receive, run by the same sort of monolithic organization that we want to put in charge of *everyone's* healthcare - The guys running WR don't have a huge incentive to spiff up quarters for junior troops.