Understanding How the Diffusion of Physicians Affects Underserved Areas

The local supply of physicians in any community, especially smaller and rural communities, depends on a flow of physicians into those communities from the places where they train or from more populous places that may have more than enough physicians to meet population needs. The factors that influence whether a physician will move from one…

Diffusion of Physicians and Access To Primary Care: The Role of Person, Program, and Place

The local supply of physicians in any community, especially smaller and rural communities, depends on a flow of physicians into those communities from the places where they train or from more populous locations that may have more than enough physicians to meet population needs. This research brief explores whether it is possible to predict that…

Beyond the Minimum Data Set (MDS): What Additional Data Do States Collect on Health Workforce Supply?

Most states that collect health workforce supply data follow Minimum Data Set (MDS) guidelines on the questions they ask. However, some states collect additional data on their health workforce. This brief summarizes state health workforce data collection efforts that go beyond the MDS.ArrayBrief Arrayhttps://www.healthworkforceta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/HWTAC_TA-to-States_Brief_2016.pdfDecember 1, 2016Array, Array, Array, Array, Array December 1, 2016

Title VII Funding Not Associated with Practice Outcomes in Cross-Sectional Study of Physicians Graduating Medical School Between 2004-2010

Title VII, Section 747, of the Public Health Service Act directs funding to medical schools and residency programs to strengthen the primary care workforce in underserved communities. Previous research found that physicians who attended a Title VII funded medical school were more likely to practice in primary care, locate in underserved communities, practice in community…

Assessing the Value of Pediatric Graduate Medical Education in Meeting State and National Needs

Policies that support graduate medical education (GME) have goals of increasing the proportion of program graduates who remain in generalist practice and, for pediatrics, in subspecialties supported through the Children‚Äôs Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program. Policy attention has also focused on promoting practice in primary care health professional shortage areas, and in rural and micropolitan…

Health Care Workforce Playbooks and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic created a rapid change in care environments without sufficient training or support for most. For the healthcare system to be able to properly respond to the pandemic, as well as future public health challenges, there is a need for greater access to guidelines, training tools, and other support for patient care. This…

The Supply and Distribution of the Preventive Medicine Physician Workforce

Preventive medicine physicians work at the intersection of clinical medicine and public health. Previous reports on the state of the preventive medicine workforce revealed an ongoing decline in preventive medicine physicians and residents, but there have been few updates in recent years. This article describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians…

Place and Population Matter in General Surgeon Location and Practice Structure

Clinical setting and geographic location effects access to surgical services and potentially the quality of care. Through examining the distribution of general surgeons across billing entities and within hospital referral regions (HRRs), a trend towards practice in larger medical organizations from traditional hospital settings is emerging. This article reviews how population changes over time in…

Health Care Workforce Playbooks and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic created a rapid change in care environments without sufficient training or support for most. For the healthcare system to be able to properly respond to the pandemic, as well as future public health challenges, there is a need for greater access to guidelines, training tools, and other support for patient care. This…

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