The demise of the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-641) raises questions about the degree of public support it had for planning goals. The results of a 1978 nationwide public opinion poll reveal (1) low confidence in and recognition of the Act's institutional arms, the Health Systems Agencies; (2) little support for hospital cost containment strategies and their consequences; and (3) less than average support for these goals and consequences among those groups traditionally under-represented in health planning activities. The results suggest that the Act did not reconcile centralized federal goal formation with democratic local health planning.
Other|August 01 1984
Public Attitudes toward Health Planning Under the Health Systems Agencies
J Health Polit Policy Law (1984) 8 (4): 782-800.
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Stephen S. Mick, John D. Thompson; Public Attitudes toward Health Planning Under the Health Systems Agencies. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 August 1984; 8 (4): 782–800. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-8-4-782
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