ERIC Number: ED180320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the President of the University of Missouri from the Committee on Expanded Health Professions Education.
Missouri Univ., Columbia.
A summary of the findings of the Committee on Expanded Health Professions Education and recommendations from that committee to the president of the University of Missouri are presented. Eight recommendations are listed, including: (1) that there should be initiated and maintained a program to provide factual information on the availability of health care services, (2) that there be a greatly improved and increased effort to identify and recruit minority and rural students, and (3) that educators of the University of Missouri pay more attention to the concept of the integrated team approach to health care. An introductory chapter focuses on the aspects of geographic distribution and specialization, rural areas, urban poverty areas, race, and the elderly in relation to health care delivery. The supply of health care professions is summarized including past, present, and future trends. Health manpower distribution and needs assessment data are considered. Intervention approaches in response to the maldistribution of the health professionals, including financial incentives, facility construction, and career placement assistance, are summarized. A final chapter covers the role of area health education centers in improving the distribution of health care providers and in improving the quality of health services. (PHR)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Committees, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Demand Occupations, Demography, Dentists, Education Work Relationship, Health Needs, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Intervention, Labor Needs, Minority Groups, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Position Papers, Racial Factors, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Medically Underserved Areas; University of Missouri Columbia