Accession Number:

AD0687399

Title:

INNOVATIONS AND EXPERIMENTS IN USES OF HEALTH MANPOWER--A STUDY OF SELECTED PROGRAMS AND PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE SOVIET UNION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Neither the United Kingdom nor the Soviet Union provide programmatic or regulatory models that could be applied directly to solve the problems of developing and using intermediate health professionals and high-level medical auxiliaries in the United States. Nevertheless, a study of selected elements of their medical-care systems does provide guidance for regulatory revision in terms of the need for flexibility, and institutional focus for regulation, the active cooperation of the medical and nursing professions in developing and administering the regulations, a non-hierarchical relation between nurses and other high-level medical auxiliaries, and the managerial role and responsibility of the physician. Furthermore, such a study provides a certain perspective with which developments in the United States should be viewed. Neither country studied offered any experience in experimental uses of manpower to solve current or evolving problems, and in neither country was there any mention of manpower research to define or redefine appropriate tasks for various manpower categories based on the skill and competence of the members of those categories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE