ERIC Number: ED242257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the President & Congress on the Status of Health Professions Personnel in the United States.
Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Second in a series, this report presents recent trends in the supply and characteristics of health professionals, developments in health professions education, and projected requirements for health professions personnel are reported. In addition to data on the supply of health personnel and population growth, information is provided on the activities of health professionals, kinds of practice they pursue, and their practice settings. Attention is also directed to the role of foreign medical graduates in health care and the potential reduction in their role under present legislation, and the representation of women and minorities in the health professions. Additional topics include: accessibility to professional services, geographic distribution of health professionals, increasing specialization among health care practitioners, and health professions personnel shortage areas. Developments in health professions education are covered, including: enrollment patterns, trends in student characteristics, the establishment of new schools and programs, and students' financing of their education. In addition, efforts of the Bureau of Health Manpower and the National Center for Health Statistics to provide information and comprehensive data on health personnel are addressed. Finally, estimated requirements for physicians and other health personnel are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Programs, Dentists, Employment Projections, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Information Systems, Labor Supply, Medical Education, Nursing Education, Physicians, Professional Education, Student Costs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Note: For the first in this series, see ED 164 867, HE 017 123-124, and HE 017 126-133.