ERIC Number: ED106540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Survey on Continuing Education Needs for Health Professionals: Report.
System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
The report documents the results of a 1967 survey of health professionals in the four-State Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mountain States Regional Medical Program (MS/RMP). Addressed to health professionals in each of the four States--Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming--the survey focuses primarily on the characteristics and continuing education needs of the Mountain State health professionals. The disease categories of heart disease, cancer, and stroke are emphasized. Part 1 reviews the major findings of the survey data analysis, providing summary profiles of the following groups: physician, dentist, hospital administrator, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical/laboratory technologist, physical therapist, radiologic/X-ray technologist. Part 2 presents the survey design and analysis plan. Part 3, making up the major body of the report, examines each of the professional groups listed above as they relate to: selected personal and professional characteristics, need for continuing education, desired methods and procedures of continuing education, and other factors relevant to continuing education. Statistical findings are discussed and tabulated. Part 4 reports the patient referral patterns and practices of physicians and dentists. Findings and conclusions are discussed along with their implications for immediate and long-range actions. Survey instruments are appended. (MW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Dentists, Educational Needs, Health Personnel, Nurses, Participant Characteristics, Physicians, Practical Nursing, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Radiologic Technologists, Regional Programs, Reports, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Tables (Data), Therapists
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Regional Medical Programs Service.; Mountain States Regional Medical Program.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho; Montana; Nevada; Wyoming