ERIC Number: ED161768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
A Manpower Policy for Primary Health Care: Report of a Study.
Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
This report presents the conclusions of a study begun in 1975 to examine the place of primary care in the United State's health care system, and, particularly, the roles of different categories of primary care professionals. The report contains: (1) an introduction and summary; (2) a definition of primary care indicating its functions, distinctive characteristics, background information, and policy alternatives; and (3) proposed recommendations affecting the supply, distribution, practice arrangements, education, and credentialing of primary care practitioners. Appropriate time periods and responsible groups are suggested for the implementation of each of the 20 recommendations. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Health, Labor Force Development, Medical Education, Medical Services, Medicine, Nursing, Nursing Education, Primary Health Care, Research, Science Education, Scientific Personnel
National Academy of Sciences, Printing and Publishing Office, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C. 20418 ($6.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions