ERIC Number: ED080839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Health Manpower in Metropolitan Detroit; A Study of Needs and Problems.
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, MI.
The purpose of this research study was to determine whether there was any evidence of a shortage of health care personnel in the southeastern Michigan area; and if there was, to make appropriate recommendations. A questionnaire was sent to 107 health organizations, 50 educational institutions, and 30 professional associations. Responses to the questionnaire, available statistical data, findings from other studies, and data supplied by consultants suggest that although the number of professional and ancillary health personnel have increased, they have not kept pace with the increasing population growth. Increasing specialization among physicians, high attrition and turnover rates among nurses, and excessive mobility stemming from discrepancies in job compensation are given as some reasons for the shortage. Recommendations are made that planning efforts to increase the capacity and offerings for health careers at educational institutions must be fostered; that measures to encourage more people to enter health professions must be stimulated; and that steps to retain persons presently employed, to encourage the return of inactive professionals to practice, and to effectively utilize existing personnel must be taken. (KP)
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Authoring Institution: United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan