ERIC Number: ED081389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Decision Making for Medical Education: An Analysis of Costs and Benefits.
This paper clarifies the role of medical education in the large health care system, estimates the resources required to carry on medical education programs and the benefits that accrue from medical education, and answers a few fundamental policy questions. Cost estimates are developed on a program-by-program basis, using empirical economic analysis as well as the results of previous studies. Benefits are also discussed on a program-by-program basis, with quantitative estimates where appropriate and feasible. The analysis raises some serious questions about the advisability of continued expansion of medical education in the U.S. Suggestions for future research are discussed. Appendices are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Costs, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Health Services, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Schools
Ford Foundation, 2288 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Ford Foundation Program for Research in Univ. Administration.