ERIC Number: ED149025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
1976 Survey of Health Occupations Training Programs in Hospitals. Final Report.
Kralovec, Peter; And Others
Objectives of a research project, which was a replication of a 1973 survey of preparatory education programs in hospitals, were to (1) update the publication "Health Occupations Training Programs Administered by Hospitals, October 1973, A Directory," compiled from the results of the 1973 survey, (2) collect detailed data on certain education variables on health occupation training programs, including types of programs, entry requirements, schedule, program duration, award conferred, graduates and projected graduates, and program capacity, and (3) provide a base of comparison with the findings from the 1973 survey to indicate a trend in terms of program size, number, type, and location of hospital-administered programs. Through two survey instruments data were collected on 4,826 programs reported by 1,806 hospitals in the United States and territorial possessions. Data indicated that (1) there is a wide variation in the types of training programs conducted by hospitals, (2) the programs cover a wide scope of skills, and (3) the programs range from those that are marginally formal to those that are highly structured. The data collection on program schedules, entry restrictions, and other educational variables indicated that the characteristics of the programs in the two studies are similar. Recommendations included developing a more accurate measurement of supply and demand for allied health manpower in order to determine the appropriate extent of training as a function of hospitals. Approximately half of this report is devoted to tabular data compiled during the study. Sample survey questionnaires are appended. (BL)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Surveys, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Job Training, Labor Supply, National Surveys, Nursing, Nursing Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL. Div. of Information Services.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of the original document