ERIC Number: ED307395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report to Congress on the Study of the Role of Allied Health Personnel in Health Care Delivery.
This report, the result of an 18-month study by the NAS Institute of Medicine, Committee to Study the Role of Allied Health Personnel (including two workshops with invited experts), examines the diverse set of health care occupations that fall under the umbrella term "allied health." The report is organized in eight chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of allied health occupations and traces briefly the evolution of 10 fields. Chapter 2 examines various data sources and discusses ways of forecasting the demand for and supply of allied health personnel. Chapter 3 looks at forces such as demography, disease patterns, the structure of the health care delivery system, and women's study choices that have an impact on the demand and supply of allied health personnel. Chapter 4 reviews national projections of the demand for allied health workers up to the year 2000. In Chapter 5, recommendations are offered to increase recruitment of students, including minority students, into allied health education programs and to improve the capacity of educational institutions to deliver allied health programs. Presenting the employer's perspective, Chapter 6 reviews options for correcting and adapting to supply imbalances and outlines a role for health care administrators in enhancing the size and effectiveness of the allied health work force. Chapter 7 discusses state licensure and other types of control of allied health personnel. Chapter 8 examines long-term care and the needs it poses for allied health personnel. Each chapter contains references. Appendices include the Congressional mandate, list of workshop participants, list of allied health job titles and program classifications, data on labor supply/demand estimates and projections, criteria for approval of certifying agencies, and a list of historical source material. (KC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Demand Occupations, Employment Projections, Females, Futures (of Society), Labor Market, Labor Needs, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Student Recruitment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Subsequently published in further edited form by the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418, under the title: "Allied Health Services: Avoiding Crises. Report of a Study" (ISBN-0-309-03896-0, PB: $29.95; HB: $39.95).