Methodical approach to quantitative evaluation of medical units' capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Introduction. The article proposes a methodical approach to the modular quantitative evaluation of the capabilities of medical units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is based on the modular approach to the construction and evaluation of medical units used in the North Atlantic Alliance. The analysis of the approved methods of capability evaluation allowed to draw conclusions about the need to develop and implement in the practice of the Armed Forces of Ukraine modular evaluation of the functioning of medical units using the principles of multicriterial optimization.
The purpose: to develop possible approaches to quantitative assessment of the capabilities of medical units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their functional modules.
Materials and methods. Bibliographic, system analysis, system approach, conceptual modeling, medical and statistical.
Results. The purpose of medical support of the armed forces is achieved by performing a set of tasks for the solution of which there are medical units, institutions and governing medical bodies. There is a need to identify such tasks that would be realistic to perform under the influence of external and internal factors, and on the other hand - provide the necessary level of medical care for the main forces. Because health care is a multi-component system with many criteria and indicators, there is a problem in objectively comparing the level of capabilities acquired by medical units with the required ones. The practice of countries that have implemented capability-based defense planning at the state level shows that the standardization of modular construction of medical units of the armed forces and capability evaluation by elements of the DOTMLPF-I system provides high readiness of units, more efficient and flexible work. Qualitative, justified and standardized capability evaluation will allow to identify risks, minimize the subjective interpretation of capability requirements and bring closer the functional, organizational and resource compatibility of medical units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and the North Atlantic Alliance. The above highlights the need to develop a methodology for evaluating the capabilities of medical units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to NATO standards.
Conclusions. Despite the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been working for many years on interoperability with NATO member states, development of evaluation doctrine and evaluation (certification) guidelines, research on capability-based defense planning and capability evaluation issues has been insufficiently studied. Work on the development of methods for evaluating the capabilities of medical units continues to this day. As a result of the system analysis, significant differences in the levels of evaluation of medical capabilities of the armed forces, functional construction of medical units and differences in the criteria for evaluating capabilities, which allows to propose a methodological approach to evaluation.
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