ERIC Number: ED242265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Physician Requirements-1990. For Cardiology.
Tracy, Octavious; Birchette-Pierce, Cheryl
Professional requirements for physicians specializing in cardiology were estimated to assist policymakers in developing guidelines for graduate medical education. The determination of physician requirements was based on an adjusted needs rather than a demand or utilization model. For each illness, manpower requirements were modified by the projected 1990 percent of change. In general, the Delphi panel members reduced the incidence/prevalence reference data for those diseases expected to decline as a consequence of more effective preventive strategies and innovative procedures. Hospital discharge rate data were complicated by age differences. The estimated percent of change in admission rates by 1990 was a variable in determining the projected cardiology manpower requirements. Norms of care were developed, and the number of visits associated with different conditions were estimated. In addition, the length of hospitalization for different conditions was predicted. The amount of service produced per year of specialty labor was also assessed. The raw data for the estimation procedures are appended, along with an algorithm for calculating requirements. Lists of panel members and advisory committee members and information on reference data sources are also appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville Md. Office of Graduate Medical Education.
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 122-124 and HE 017 127-133.