ERIC Number: ED095739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Manpower Legislation and the Academic Health Centers: An Interim Report.
Carter, Grace M.; And Others
Health Manpower Legislation and related research aspects are the topics of this report. The program of the Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act of 1971 played a major role in the medical school enrollment expansion that occurred between 1971 and 1973. Medical school admissions decisions have been responsible to federal policy objectives and broader social concerns regarding equality of access for women and minorities. Primary care physicians need and are choosing speciality training, whether in family medicine or one of the more traditional specialities of internal medicine, pediatrics, or obstetrics-gynecology. Although public schools and private schools have increased real tuition levels during the past decade, the spread between the two has increased. The strong technical interdependencies among patient care, research, and education in academic health centers mean that there are strong interdependencies between federal decisions in the health manpower field and federal decisions in other health care areas. Greater reliance on clinical faculty earnings for institution support will require that clinical care in teaching hospitals be oriented more toward secondary and tertiary than toward primary care. Government proposals for the use of special projects to promote primary care may compensate for the financial problems associated with primary care training as well as for those created by cutbacks in general institutional support. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.; Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.