ERIC Number: ED060798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-21
Reference Count: 0
Cost Analysis in Higher Education: A Review with Recommendations for Allied Health Educational Programs.
Chase, Helen C.
Our nation is becoming increasingly aware of the rising costs of medical care and the rising costs of the education of health workers. This report presents 7 case studies that review procedures followed by colleges or educational program directors in costing individual allied health occupation programs. The research was performed by the Cost Advisory Group of the Executive Committee of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. The results of the explorations proved disappointing due to time limitations and a lack of resources. It was found, however, that the total expenditures for allied health educational programs at an academic institution depend on 2 factors: (1) the expenditures for particular curricula; and (2) the combination of curricula at that institution. The problems associated with cost analysis are many, but they are not insoluble. They should be regarded as a challenge and voluntarily accepted as such. Because of the degree of expertise and involvement that are needed, it is recommended that cost study groups be established to work exclusively on this problem. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Washington, DC.