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  • Date
    2008-09-08
  • Title
    Out of Order Out of Time:The State of the Nations' Health Workforce
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  • Publisher
    Association of Academic Health Centers
  • Year
    2008
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  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher] Out of Order, Out of Time: The State of the Nation's Health Workforce is a report undertaken by the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) to focus attention on the critical need for a new, collaborative, coordinated, national health workforce planning initiative. The report is based on the following premises: -The dysfunction in public and private health workforce policy and infrastructure is an outgrowth of decentralized decision-making in health workforce education, planning, development and policymaking (out of order); -The costs and consequences of our collective failure to act effectively are accelerating due to looming socioeconomic forces that leave no time for further delay (out of time); -Cross-cutting challenges that transcend geographical and professional boundaries require an integrated and comprehensive national policy to implement effective solutions; -The issues and problems outlined in the report have not been effectively addressed to date because of the inability of policymakers at all levels to break free from the historic incremental, piecemeal approaches; and -Despite many challenges, the prospects for positive change are high. The report presents findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Education, Training and Development
  • Keywords
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy; Education, Training and Development
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