ERIC Number: ED114643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Development in the Utilization of Medical Manpower.
Goldstein, Harold M.; And Others
The report, directed toward hospital administrators, chiefs of services, and health personnel in general, outlines the work at the Center for Medical Manpower Studies (CMMS) (completed and in progress) concerned with restructuring of health occupations. Briefly described is the growth of health care services, expenditures, and personnel. Conclusions of earlier studies dealing with health manpower shortages are presented with predictions for the future. The methodology and findings of a pilot study in hiring standards for paramedical manpower are discussed which revealed that hiring standards do not reflect consideration for educational disadvantages, apparent shortages, or changes in job content. A list of eight recommendations for change presented to the Manpower Administration is included. Techniques used, findings, and conclusions are reported for an in-depth study of a single hospital, which found significant overlap of functions by the different nursing occupations studied. The hospital's positive reactions to the report's conclusions are described. Information on the establishment of CMMS, the current study on improving utilization of health manpower, dissemination of research findings, and future research plans is also provided. A list of publications of CMMS and a list of selected readings conclude the report. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Medical Manpower Studies.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Columbia Mental Maturity Scale