ERIC Number: ED114488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in Education for Changing Health Care Systems.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
The summary report focuses on postsecondary education for the health professions in the context of evolving health care systems within Organizations for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries. An assessment of health care practices in these countries led to the conclusions and recommendations presented in part one of the report. There are trends toward: (1) individualized community level health care and prevention (primary health care), (2) greater cost-effectiveness, and (3) educational reorganization. Recommendations deal with the need for national health policies, integration of health care and education, coordinated government action, research, continuing and recurrent education, and international efforts. The second section reviews present trends: the size, growth rates, and complexity of health care and education of the health professions in member countries. New demands on health care systems by consumers, professionals, and government officials for improved access, quality, cost control, and extension are outlined. Response to these demands is reported as new health care policies, (especially primary care) and policy implementing mechanisms. The educational responses to trends in health care systems are detailed with the conclusion that innovative approaches are more abundant than actions being taken on them. The report concludes with a five-page bibliography. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Health Services, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Health Services, International Organizations, Medical Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.