ERIC Number: ED098009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Health Trends and Services, 1974 Edition.
Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Indian Health.
The American Indian Health Service (AIHS), subsidiary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, is dedicated to elevating the health status of Indian and Alaskan Native peoples by: developing modern health facilities; encouraging Indian acquaintance with and participation in existing programs; being responsive to the concept of self-determination; and by providing options for management, guidance, and participation in the planning, operation, and evaluation of AIHS delivery systems. Operational gains described in this report include: (1) a decrease in disease and death rate (infant death rate down 62 percent; gastroenteritis down 86 percent; influenza/pneumonia down 57 percent; early infancy mortality down 81 percent); (2) an increase in acceptance and use of AIHS (hospital admissions doubled; out patient services quintupled; dental services quadrupled; and hospital births spiraled, eliminating home births); (3) an increase in personnel (physicians up from 125 to 486, dentists from 40 to 180, and registered nurses from 780 to 1,100); (4) an increase in new facilities (13 hospitals, 17 health centers, and 58 field stations). Alteration of 14 standing facilities and implementation of a comprehensive environmental program are also reported. Statistical data, indicative of current trends, are provided for the following areas of concern: Natality, Infant and Maternal Mortality, Morbidity, Medical Services, Dental Services, Family Planning Services, Nursing Services, Environmental Services, Pharmacy Workload Units, and Service Costs. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Indian Health.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska