Independent Freestanding Emergency Departments and Implications for the Rural Emergency Physician Workforce in Texas

Authors: Qian Luo | Nicholas Chong, MPH | Candice Chen, MD

Topics: Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research Center

November 30, 2020

Independent freestanding emergency departments (IFEDs) have increased rapidly over the last decade, especially in Texas. This growth calls for a closer look into the implications of these new models of health care organizations.

This article examines the IFED physician workforce composition and changes in emergency physician workforce supply across states and in rural Texas.

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