ERIC Number: ED058409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
State Health Manpower Planning; A Policy Overview.
Acton, Jan; Levine, Robert
With an emphasis on planning and manipulating the supply of health personnel, this report suggests a method of determining state health manpower needs within the context of uncertain demand and incomplete control over supply. Using Illinois as a case in point, the report suggests that health manpower planning, especially at the state level, should provide for flexibility and give attention to: (1) estimates of demand for medical care, (2) predictions of future medical production functions, and (3) advance estimates of the results of policy decisions. It also suggests that health planning should design supply systems that can respond to changes of demand or to short-run predictions of demand change. The report discusses a number of policy instruments that may be useful at the state level for affecting the numbers and distribution of health personnel, including physicians, dentists, nurses, and allied health professionals. (JS)
Descriptors: Dentists, Health Education, Health Needs, Labor Demands, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Nurses, Paraprofessional Personnel, Physicians, Policy, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.