ERIC Number: ED034854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Allied Health Manpower; Trends and Prospects.
Greenfield, Harry I.; Brown, Carol A.
This comprehensive view of the manpower dimensions of contemporary American medicine sheds new light on the approximately 2.5 million persons who, together with more than 300,000 physicians, are engaged in providing health services. The focus is upon 1.2 million health workers (exclusive of nurses) with less than a college education. Chapters include: (1) Manpower Dynamics of the Health Services Industry, (2) Allied Health Personnel in the Health Manpower Spectrum, (3) Sources of Supply, (4) Education and Training, (5) Structure and Function of Allied Health Labor Markets, (6) Facets of Utilization, (7) Federal Programs, and (8) Overview and Recommendations. Recommendations include upward amendment of the minimum wage provision, extension of unemployment insurance and workmen's compensation to all health personnel, provision for orderly bargaining, recruitment efforts directed toward older women and junior high school students, encouragement of "Schools of Allied Health Professors," greater utilization of indigenous nonprofessionals, coverage of the whole spectrum of allied health manpower training by federal legislation, and closer coordination among official agencies concerned with health services. Research needs are also cited. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Employment Statistics, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Health Personnel, Health Services, Labor Needs, Occupational Mobility, Socioeconomic Influences, Wages
Columbia University Press, 136 South Broadway, New York, New York 10533 ($8.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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