ERIC Number: ED085043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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A Study of Physician Manpower Demand and Supply in Pennsylvania: Methodology and Findings.
Brehman, George E., Jr.
This study has 3 primary goals: (1) The development of a manpower supply-demand model for medicine in Pennsylvania; (2) Utilization of the model to make projections of physician needs for Pennsylvania from 1971-1980; and (3) A general analysis of the data particularly with regard to the current dilemma in medical care for which Pennsylvania and other states are seeking solutions. The findings include the following: (1) Pennsylvania compares well with other states in regard to physician-population ratios and other general indices. (2) Despite this, Pennsylvania is far from meeting optimum care physician ratios. (3) Basic care specialists such as those in family medicine, general practice, and internal medicine are and will be in short supply unless a radical change in the rate of physician entry into these professions occurs. (4) Some sections of the state are seriously lacking in basic care physicians while others are close to the optimum figure. (5) The need for more physicians in Pennsylvania can be met by: (a) producing more physicians; (b) facilitating the use of paramedical personnel; (c) changing delivery systems to increase physician productivity; and (d) encouraging better geographic distribution to meet rural and urban area needs. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania