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Williams, Albert P.

Works: 33 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 1,577 library holdings
Genres: Examinations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: AS36, 607.2
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Most widely held works about Albert P Williams
Most widely held works by Albert P Williams
Assessing the outcome of affirmative action in medical schools : a study of the Class of 1975 by Steven N Keith( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an analysis of data on people who graduated from U.S. medical schools in 1975, this study reports on the ways that specialty choice, practice location, patient populations served, and board certification rates differ between minority and nonminority graduates. It also considers the relationship of premedical school performance and socioeconomic status to these variables. Although they entered the primary care specialties to a greater extent than nonminorities, there is an impressive dispersion of minority graduates across all specialties. Minority graduates are practicing in physician-shortage areas at twice the rate of their nonminority counterparts, and they are caring for significantly greater proportions of minority and Medicaid patients. Only about half the minority physicians had obtained board certification in their specialty, compared with four-fifths of the nonminority graduates. The results for specialty choice, practice location, and patient characteristics support the continuing affirmative action in medical schools
Managing for survival : how successful academic medical centers cope with harsh environments by Rand Corporation( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental harshness was measured for all academic medical centers (AMCs), and an expert panel judged six as dealing particularly successfully with the harsh environments. Structured interviews at these centers yielded information on their operations and characteristics. The lessons synthesized pertain to (1) entrepreneurship, (2) governance, (3) management of faculty-generated revenue, (4) tenure, (5) strategic use of resources, (6) the patient base, and (7) cost containment. Their common theme is that AMCs increasingly require effective coordinated action to cope effectively with current environmental challenges, whereas in the 1970s and early 1980s independent action by subunits was often well rewarded. The problem is to integrate decisionmaking and coordination without stifling the initiative, creativity, and responsibility of individuals, departments, and teaching hospitals, which are crucial to the education, research, and patient care functions of academic medicine
Factors affecting medical school admission decisions for minority and majority applicants : a comparative study of ten schools by Albert P Williams( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and compares admissions processes of ten medical schools from 1973 through 1975 for majority and minority applicants. Logit analysis is used to estimate weights given to GPA, MCAT, state of residence, and so on in deciding which applicants to admit. Science MCAT was the most heavily weighted component of the standardized test for majority applicants, followed by Verbal and Quantitative MCATS. Almost all schools favor majority applicants from their parent university's undergraduate school, and being a home state resident always improves admission chances. Undergraduate science grades and Science MCAT scores were heavily weighted in minority admissions decisions but there was no consistent weighting of Verbal or Quantitative MCAT. There is strong evidence of affirmative action: Minority applicants with better than a 50-50 chance of admission would rarely have had a better than a 1 in 20 chance of admission if evaluated by majority standards. 95 pp. Ref
Predicting minority and majority medical student performance on the National Board exams : prepared for the Health Resources Administration, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare by John E Rolph( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical school admissions committees face difficult problems in evaluating medical school applicants with different backgrounds. Preadmission data from the classes of 1975 and 1976 at nine medical schools are used to develop models for predicting how majority and minority students perform on the Part I and II National Board exams. There are notable differences between the majority and minority prediction models: in particular, measures of science achievement (GPA and Science MCAT) are the most reliable predictors for majority students whereas measures of general aptitude and achievement (Verbal and Quantitative MCAT) are as important as science achievement in predicting minority performance. The odds are about 3 to 2 that an individual majority student will score higher on the National Boards than a minority student with the same characteristics. Medical schools should be able to improve the academic quality of minority students by using different admission criteria. 75 pp. Ref
The effect of federal biomedical research programs on academic medical centers( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesian economic issues and options by Charles Wolf( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1971 study was undertaken to examine a number of major economic issues and policy choices that Indonesia faces, the options open to U.S. programs and policies, and the connections between the two sets of choices
The effect of state of residence on medical school admissions by John E Rolph( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing costs of inpatient care in teaching and non-teaching hospitals : methodology and data by Rand Corporation( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are fee-for-service costs increasing faster than HMO costs? by Joseph P Newhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy analysis for federal biomedical research( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Public/private commission for implementing a computer-based patient record by Albert P Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On biomedical research policy in the future by Albert P Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pressure to control federal deficits seems certain to continue well into the 1990s, which means tight biomedical research budgets. Many proposals with scientific merit are likely to remain unfunded, the competition for existing funds will increase, and the search for new funding sources will become more intense. Although progress has been made in the control of health care costs over the past several years, the problem is going to persist, and it may adversely affect biomedical research funding, independent of the general pressure it places on the federal budget. Advances in medical science often involve expensive new technologies and some believe that one way to control costs is for the government to spend less on biomedical research. New payment systems, such as the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS), capitated payment plans, and preferred provider organizations, provide disincentives for the use of expensive new diagnostic and treatment modalities, unless they are cost-saving. Of course, there are some safeguards in these systems against inappropriate rationing of new technology, but it is difficult to design features that will discourage only wasteful use without use without also discouraging some beneficial use
Malpractice, outcomes, and appropriateness of care by Albert P Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting performance in medical education continuum : toward better use of conventional measures by Albert P Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical school admissions and performance in 10 medical schools were assessed in relation to prediction using conventional measures. The origin of the research was an attempt to determine the effects of affirmative action on academic medicine. For the 10 schools, admissions decisions were analyzed, and an attempt was made to model statistically what factors were used in the decision-making. Additional areas of analysis were the effect of the state of residence on the chance of an individual's being admitted to at least one school, the performance of minority and majority group students on the National Boards, Part I and ii, and performance on specialty board exams, specifically the exam of the American Board of Internal Medicine (abim). It was found that only three schools fail to use the science score on the Medical College Admission Test (mcat) for admitting minorities as well as the majority. Data are presented that show admission probabilities in 1975 for two hypothetical candidates (minority and majority group members). The admissions probabilities were found to vary by race. It was also found that a student's place of residence strongly affected the probabilities of being admitted, and that some of the schools were weighting the state of residence more heavily than they realized. The assessment of performance on the National Boards revealed that for majority students the most significant predictor was science grade point average (gpa), followed by science mcat, followed by selectivity of an undergraduate school, followed by general information mcat, verbal mcat, and quantitative mcat. For minority students the verbal mcat was better than the science mcat or science gpa. For the abim, the effects of mcat, undergraduate gpa, and National Boards were significant even after controlling for rank and class, age, and school. (Sw)
Making evaluation effective : a guide by Robert A Levine( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual was prepared to aid in building an effective evaluation structure for government programs and projects throughout the HEW agencies. It is intended to assist evaluators in the development of a strategy -- when to evaluate, who should evaluate, and how to supervise the evaluation; how to allocate resources among different types of evaluation; and how to assess evaluation. The presentation avoids questions of methodology and concentrates on the decisionmaking context for evaluation. Suggested documentation includes an annual evaluation plan and statement of strategic objectives to be prepared by each evaluation office, a statement of the rationale of each evaluation to be prepared by the initiating office, and a critical program summary to be prepared by the chief evaluation officers. (Author)
Improving health sciences research by Albert P Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing patterns of physician distribution : further policy considerations by William B Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oversight hearings on the National Health Service Corps Program : testimony by Albert P Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Vietnam's development prospects in a post war era : a review of the Thuc-Lilienthal report by Albert P Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

;Contents: The joint development group--Its origins and working environment; What kind of postwar; The Report's recommendations in a war phase down environment; Sectoral and regional development
Policy analysis in international affairs by Henry S Rowen( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose in the paper is not to deal with any of the many substantive issues the United States faces in the world but rather to consider ways of improving the capacity of the U.S. Government to deal with these issues
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Alternative Names
Williams, A. P.

Williams, A. P. (Albert P.)

Williams, Albert P., Jr.

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