ERIC Number: ED164867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to the President & Congress on the Status of Health Professions Personnel in the United States. [Advance Issue, August 1978].
Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
This report, the first of a series of annual reports mandated by the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-484), describes and analyzes the status of health professions personnel in the United States. The professions covered are medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine. The content is presented in ten chapters. The first overviews the trends in health manpower supply and major health manpower concerns. The next chapter describes the dynamics of health manpower supply, including geographic distribution, licensure, and education. Chapter 3 discusses major considerations in determining health manpower requirements. In separate, succeeding chapters, information is presented on the status of physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, podiatrists, and veterinarians. The information for each profession covers general and specific issues pertinent to the supply of and requirements for personnel. Focus is on professional and graduate education, student and practitioner trends and characteristics, current manpower supply, and projected manpower requirements. The last chapter briefly describes plans to develop a health professions data reporting system to meet the requirements of PL 94-484. The appendix contains detailed tables on each of the health professions covered and technical information on the sources and methodologies underlying the material presented. (EM)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Dentists, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Geographic Distribution, Health Personnel, Information Needs, Information Systems, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians, Prediction, Professional Education, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Veterinary Medicine
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Identifiers - Location: United States