DocFlows: A Web-based, Interactive App to Explore the Interstate Migration of Residents-in-Training and Practicing Physicians

Authors: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP | Erica Richman, PhD, MSW | Evan Galloway, MPS | Andy Knapton, MSc

Topics: Data Visualization, Education and Training

Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

August 1, 2017

While federal graduate medical education (GME) reform efforts have stalled, states have become increasingly active in determining ways to target Medicaid and state appropriations toward producing the workforce needed to meet population health needs. However, states have voiced the need for better data to determine where to target these funds and evaluate their return on investment (ROI).

This policy brief examines the DocFlows web app developed by the Carolina Health Workforce, which allows users to query, download, and share maps/graphs of interstate moves by residents and actively practicing physicians in 35 specialties.

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