The New York City Health Budget in Program Terms.

by C. Teng

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A description of how health appropriations in the conventional line budget of the City of New York can be reformulated in terms of a program budget structure. Extended examples involving recent line budgets of the Department of Hospitals and the Department of Health (both in the Health Services Administration) and the Department of Social Services (in the Human Resources Administration) illustrate the process of reformulation. Major problems are considered in detail: the design of the program structure, the availability and the adequacy of relevant data, and the development of specific methods for translating the conventional budget into the program structure. The examples were selected to highlight the techniques developed in the course of preliminary effort for the Health Services Administration to reformulate all health service allocations in several City-wide budgets, including the Proposed Executive Expense Budget for 1968-1969. Results for three such City-wide budgets are also presented. 71 pp.

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