The need for facts regarding the medical manpower necessary to care for the health needs of mothers and children is essential for educators in medicine and public health and for administrators of public health agencies. It is of importance to foundations and governmental agencies who are likely to be called upon to provide support for the recruitment and preparation of physicians and other disciplines. It is also of significance for those in closely related disciplines who are likely to be called upon to perform functions usually performed by physicians where there may be a shortage of physicians. For these reasons, it is timely to analyze the facts available in an effort to answer certain questions:
Is there a sufficient number of prepared physicians in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Crippled Children's (CC) agencies?
What information is available regarding the preparation of physicians in MCH and CC