ERIC Number: ED403670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges in Health Care: A Chartbook Perspective 1991.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
This document comprises 48 charts presenting data on the status of health care in the United States. The charts are organized into six groups concerned with: (1) people, health, and health care resources; (2) the health of the newest generation; (3) the AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) epidemic; (4) substance abuse; (5) chronic illness and disability; and (6) health care expenditures. The charts are accompanied by brief summarizing narratives, information on data sources, and highlighted data facts. Sample chart topics are as follows: population by age and race, 1950-1989; poverty; leading causes of death; use of physician services; hospital beds; nursing home beds; births and infant deaths; costs of low birthweight; the evolving AIDS epidemic; the Federal response to AIDS; alcohol, cigarette, and cocaine use; paying for substance abuse treatment; people with chronic conditions; people with disabilities; days of illness and disability; living with disabilities; chronic mental illnesses; disability and health insurance; health expenditures in the U.S. and abroad; the medical price-volume interaction; the uninsured; and the burden of health expenditures. Only two charts deal specifically with education: #6 "Medical School Applicants, Enrollees and Graduates, Class of 1989, by Race/Ethnicity" (p. 12-13) and #9 "Active Registered Nurses, by Level of Nursing Education, 1972, 1980, 1988" (p. 18-19). Additional sources of information are listed after each section. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adults, Age Differences, Alcoholism, Children, Chronic Illness, Demography, Disabilities, Epidemiology, Health Care Costs, Health Conditions, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Infants, Minority Groups, Public Health, Racial Factors, Special Health Problems, Statistical Data, Substance Abuse
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.