ERIC Number: ED230491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Health Planning. Health Policy--Paper #2.
Health planning is a complex procedure in the American federal system of multi-authorities and multi-levels of responsibility. Because of its public nature, responsibility for the area of health planning is delegated to the health professional for its substantive dimension, but to the politician-bureaucrat and public-decision-maker for its policy dimension. This analysis of health planning discusses: (1) recent historical context of health planning--hospital construction, the Comprehensive Health Planning Act of 1966; (2) issues addressed by the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974; (3) components in health care systems--federal, state, local; (4) "comprehensive planning"--all details and resources delineated before implementation; (5) "incremental planning"--long term planning calling for interim reconsideration in the light of initial experiences; (6) methods for different steps in the health planning process; (7) elements in health planning services--needs assessment and types of services; (8) Bureau of Health Planning guidelines; (9) resource allocations in health system agencies; (10) strategic health planning and marketing orientation; and (11) problems with current health planning programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Decision Making, Federal State Relationship, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Health Needs, Long Range Planning, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Primary Health Care, Program Costs, Resource Allocation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Connecticut State Univ., New Haven. Dept. of Health Sciences.