Health Manpower Planning

Methods and Strategies for the Maintenance of Standards and for Cost Control

  • Frans C. A. Jaspers
  • Alvin R. Tarlov
  • Eric L. Vrijland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Opening Session

  3. Importance of Manpower Planning

  4. Realities in Manpower Planning in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. E. Duchene
      Pages 80-83
    3. Michael E. Abrams
      Pages 84-94
    4. A. Milton
      Pages 95-101
  5. Methods and Strategies in Manpower Planning

  6. Approaches to the Role of Government in Manpower Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. P. A. Farrelly
      Pages 149-152
  7. Workshops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Frans C. A. Jaspers, Alvin R. Tarlov, Eric L. Vrijland
      Pages 155-170
  8. Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. A. R. Tarlov
      Pages 173-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 178-184

About this book


In most European countries there is a growing imbalance between the supply and demand of medical manpower. Though many national gov­ ernments, international organizations and scientific institutes, and also, with a view from a different angle, doctors associations recognize this problem, it appears to be very difficult to bring all people concerned with this problem together in order to find a solution. On this occasion, the initiative to arrange an international meeting was taken by the junior-doctors associations of The Netherlands and Sweden with the organizational support of the Faculty of Medicine of University Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands, and under the auspices of the Permanent Working Group of European Junior Hospital Doctors. The symposium should be considered as a step in a series of continuing activities within the field of health manpower planning. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) organized a working symposium on Long-Range Forecasting and Planning in 1968 (8ellaglio, Italy), followed by the Expert Committee ofthe OECD which produced the 'New Directives in Education for Changing Health Care System' (OECD­ CERI report, Paris 1975). The Dutch ministries of Education and Sciences and of Health and Environmental Protection organized a seminar on 'Cooperation of Health Care and Education at Regional Level, Responsibilities and Cost Alloca­ tion' (1978, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands). Following this, the Dutch Association of Junior Hospital Doctors (LVAG) organized a national con­ ference 'Today a consultant in training, tomorrow an unemployed special­ ist?' (1980, Utrecht, The Netherlands).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Frans C. A. Jaspers
    • 1
  • Alvin R. Tarlov
    • 2
  • Eric L. Vrijland
    • 3
  1. 1.University Hospital UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.LeydenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6695-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6693-2
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