ERIC Number: ED252108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Report on Physician Manpower in Ohio: Requirements, Supply and Cost.
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Physician employment needs in Ohio were reviewed, with attention to supply and demand, medical school enrollments, and attendant costs. The major focus was to develop an information system and methodology that would support planning for medical school education. Specific concerns were: (1) whether physician production in Ohio's medical schools and residency programs are meeting the need for physicians in the State; (2) whether the decline in the 18- to 22-year-old population will affect the number of qualified in-state applicants; (3) whether there is evidence that a continued large output of physicians will resolve the state's maldistribution of primary care physicians, and (4) whether the overproduction of physicians increases or decreases health care cost. Data were obtained on the number of licensed physicians living in Ohio, arrayed by age, practice specialty, county, and for selected counties, by zip codes. Primary care physician-to-population ratios were used to assess the presence of underserved counties. The numbers of physicians needed in Ohio by 1990 and 2000 were projected. To assess current and future physician supply, calculations were made of medical school enrollments, residencies, and in-migration of foreign and out-of-state physicians. The cost of medical education and the cost of physician oversupply were also assessed. (SW)
Descriptors: College Planning, Costs, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Medical Education, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Physicians, Primary Health Care, Relocation, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Note: For related document, see HE 017 810.