ERIC Number: ED076397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Financial Distress Study Report.
National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
This report, undertaken by the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Elliott Richardson, seeks to establish the need for emergency financial assistance to medical and dental schools, and includes recommendations for appropriate administrative and legislative action. The directive to undertake the study was a provision of the "Health Training Improvement Act of 1970," P.L. 91-519, approved on November 2, 1970. The intent of this Act was to illuminate and eventually alleviate the acute financial crises which threatened the survival of medical and dental schools. The document is organized into eight sections: Introduction; Overview of the "University Health Science Center;" Federal Programs and Problems Resulting Therefrom as Viewed from the Perspective of the Health Science Center; A Thumbnail Sketch of Schools Receiving Special Project Grant Awards Based on Financial Distress; Cost Allocation Studies, Their Background, Methodology and Interpretation; Dealing with the Cost of Medical and Dental Education in the Aggregate; The Impact of Pending Legislation; and Conclusions and Recommendations. In summary, the crux of the problem appears to be the need for "...adequate reimbursement...for each major health science center output - education, research, and patient service...," and that this "...should be the cardinal principle of public and private reimbursement policies." (LK)
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Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.