ERIC Number: ED144512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Supply and Distribution of Physicians and Physician Extenders. A Background Paper Prepared for the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee
Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Inequities of access to health care and service provisions are considered to be major problems by health policy-makers today. These inequities result from disparities in physician distribution by specialty and geography that are concealed by aggregate analyses of physician supply. This paper describes what is presently known about physician supply and distribution and presents projections of the supply for physician specialists through 1990. Due to the potential for physician extenders to perform a significant role in health care delivery, the present supply of physician extenders, namely physician assistants and nurse practitioners, is described and supply projections are developed.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Health Education, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Medicine, Nurses, Personnel Needs, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Prediction, Primary Health Care
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 241-186/1077)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Medicine.