ERIC Number: ED189988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Chiropractic Health Care: A National Study of Cost of Education, Service Utilization, Number of Practicing Doctors of Chiropractic, and Other Key Policy Issues. Volumes I-II.
von Kuster, Thomas, Jr.
Results from the first federally sponsored study of the chiropractic health care profession are presented, and a broad range of facts and issues of concern to policy-makers, the profession, and the public are described. The two-year project included three national surveys of: service providers (doctors of chiropractic in practice more than two years); recent graduates (doctors of chiropractic who have received their degrees in the last two years); and chiropractic colleges. Information was obtained on the following areas: cost of education and characteristics of educational programs; supply and distribution of doctors of chiropractic and their practice characteristics; estimated utilization of chiropractic services; adequacy of supply; and expenditures on chiropractic care. This report is divided into two volumes, the first of which presents the findings and conclusions of the 1978-79 study and how the study was completed. Volume two contains appendices, including a glossary of terms, copies of the survey questionnaires, the educational requirements of chiropractic colleges, and descriptions of sample sizes and survey procedures and other background materials. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Programs, Costs, Degree Requirements, Educational Finance, Glossaries, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Professional Personnel, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenets and Science, Washington, DC.