ERIC Number: ED117465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Health Manpower in the Changing Australian Health Services Scene.
Roemer, Ruth; Roemer, Milton J.
The study on Australian health manpower focuses on lessons of value to the United States, on the eve of an expanded national health system. Researchers asked: What can be learned about the soundest approach from a similar country that has had an extensive health insurance program for many years, and is about to enact a more comprehensive one? The study is presented in six chapters. First is a relatively brief overview of the Australian health care system; second, a summary of the health manpower resources, with some data on facilities, and their distribution by type and geography; and third, an examination of recent innovations in functions of health manpower, new types of personnel, and new ways in which established types of health workers are functioning. Chapter 4 reviews the educational system for health manpower, emphasizing recent changes, and Chapter 5 analyzes the several methods of regulating health personnel, through governmental and voluntary channels. Chapter 6 recapitulates the highlights and trends in all aspects of health manpower policy and practice deemed especially salient for the United States. The information was gathered through a literature review supplemented by three visits to Australia. A list of 165 persons and agencies interviewed is appended. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries, Health Insurance, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Health Services, Innovation, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, National Programs, National Surveys, Policy, Policy Formation, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Public Health.
Identifiers - Location: Australia