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ERIC Number: ED230491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Health Planning. Health Policy--Paper #2.
Stambler, Moses
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Connecticut State Univ., New Haven. Dept. of Health Sciences.