ERIC Number: ED094219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Delineation of Economic and Health Service Areas and the Location of Health Manpower Education Programs.
Leyes, John M.; And Others
The research reported pertains to the interrelationships of the economic system, the health-care delivery system, and the health manpower education systems. In this research it was learned that in a part of the intermountain region predominately rural in nature, the economic and the health systems are closely related. Challenge is given to the traditional usage of practitioner/population ratios, while a rationale is provided for concentrating on communities and economic trade areas for planning purposes rather than using political-geographic jurisdictions. A second and important part of this research was the estimation of the interrelationships of the health manpower education system with the economic and health-care delivery systems. The results varied between inconclusive and fruitless; in view of the lack of fundamental information on the nature of health manpower education programs, additional research in three target areas is recommended before it can be meaningful to suggest the optimal location of programs. (Statistical data are included in the body of the report, represented in tables and maps; further data are appended, as are health and economic bibliographies.) (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Manpower Intelligence.; Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Div. of Business and Economic Research.