ERIC Number: ED421030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Alabama Allied Health Needs Assessment Study.
Morris, Libby V.
This study assessed the supply of and demand for allied health professionals in Alabama, focusing on the relationship between supply and demand in various workplace settings in the context of Alabama's demographics, current educational programs, and projected changes in health care. The health care professions included in the study were all fields usually requiring an associate degree: radiography; respiratory therapy; occupational therapy assisting; physical therapy assisting; and medical laboratory technology. The study involved a survey of accredited educational programs in Alabama and analysis of data collected by various Alabama agencies. Following an introduction, the report presents findings for each speciality area in terms of education (program descriptions); the educational programs survey results; workforce demand; and a summary. Major conclusions were, first, that the supply and demand in radiography, respiratory therapy, and medical laboratory technology are in reasonable balance; and, second, that the supply in occupational and physical therapy assisting does not meet demand, especially in South Alabama. Thirty-five tables detail the study's findings. Appendices list individuals involved in the study and demographic data by county. (Contains 36 references and 35 tables.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama