ERIC Number: ED105123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Area Resource File: A Manpower Planning and Research Tool.
The computerized data file, the Area Resource File (ARF), was originally used in determining locations of nationwide Health Education Centers (AHEC). It has been more recently employed in general and comparative geographic statistical analysis of health resources in counties throughout the country. This aid contains seven general categories of data: county identification defined by several Federal agencies; demographic (census); economic (households, aid recipients, total personal income, distribution of personal income); training (Schools, enrollment, graduates); health manpower; health facilities (general and special hospitals), and health status (total, infant, and disease mortality, births). It then provides four types of output: basic profile (table 1), shortages (tables 2 and 3), manpower-population ratio (tables 4 and 5) and ranking (table 6). The six tables also illustrate several of the seven categories: the surveys of selected measures of health manpower, facilities, and education by health areas (for Kentucky only), existing and needed optometrists and podiatrists per population base, active non-Federal M.D.'s, D.D.S.'s and their ratio (for Missouri only), the total number of podiatrists, and AHEC health rankings for selected measures of health manpower (for Kentucky only). The ARF form and user documentation are appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Resources Development.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Missouri