ERIC Number: ED242267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Health Professions Requirements Model: Structure and Application.
Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Health Professions Analysis.
A major model to forecast requirements for health professionals, which is currently used by the Division of Health Professions Analysis of the U.S. Public Health Service, is described. Specifically, technical documentation is provided for the projections to 1990 that are presented in "A Report to the President and Congress on the Status of Health Professions Personnel in the United States" (HE 017 122). The model is based on the assumption that recent and current patterns of health services utilization, employment, and productivity will continue into the future. Population is separated into 40 subgroups characterized by the attributes of age, sex, and family income. Twenty categories of health services are covered in the model, and several types of medical office and hospital utilization are developed. Nursing home care, dental care, drugs and laboratory services are included. The services of optometrists and podiatrists are treated both internally and separately from the model. The model examines 28 types of health personnel, and employment in the overall health care industry is related to specific services. Assumptions relating to population, price, and utilization are discussed. The derivation of the health personnel matrix is covered, along with methods/results for allocating specific kinds of care. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Health Professions Analysis.
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 122-124 and HE 017 127-133.