ERIC Number: ED094641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Health Manpower Credentialing: Legal Implications of Institutional Licensure. Health Manpower Policy Discussion Paper Series No.: C3.
The objective of this analysis is to outline in broad fashion the current trends and issues in the licensure of health manpower and to contrast two proposed alternative systems of credentialing that focus on licensure of health care institutions instead of individual health care providers. The argument of the analysis is that the current system of individual licensure both falls short in its primary purpose of assuring the quality of health care and results in a number of legal problems for health care practitioners that adversely affect the delivery of health care in the United States today. Two recent proposals (The Carlson proposal and the Hershey proposal) for change in the system for individual licensure are contrasted with respect to their potential for resolving the major problems of the current system and their possible impact on the health care delivery system. Recent trends in court decisions involving claims of malpractice and issues of responsibility and liability for the equality of health care are also used as a basis for analysis of the two proposals. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Public Health.