ERIC Number: ED420285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Georgia's Health Professions: A Decade of Change, 1985-1995.
Morris, Libby V.; Little, Catherine J.
This report examines the supply of and demand for health care professionals in the state of Georgia, including information on education, demographics, and workforce changes. Supply data analyzed included licensure and certification records; a survey of Georgia's major health care institutions provided demand data. Additionally, institutions of higher education were contacted for graduate and enrollment data. Data reported include vacancy rates, practitioner-to-population ratios over time, educational productivity, urban and rural comparisons, and projections of future demand and growth. An introductory chapter is followed by a chapter on trends in population and health care resources. The remaining chapters report on the supply of and demand for the following professions: physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, respiratory therapists, radiologists, radiation therapists, specialists in diagnostic medical sonography, specialists in nuclear medical technology, medical technologists, health information administrators and technologists, specialists in surgical technology, dietitians, pharmacists, and social workers. A concluding chapter notes growth in training programs and supply of health care workers across all fields. (Contains approximately 75 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Demography, Dietitians, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Nursing, Pharmacists, Physicians, Professional Occupations, Social Workers, Specialists, State Surveys, Supply and Demand, Therapists, Trend Analysis
Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, 310 Candler Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1772 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia