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ERIC Number: ED117465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 98
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Public Health.
Identifiers - Location: Australia