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Resources by Topic: Physicians

2017 State Physician Workforce Data Book
Examines the active physician supply in each state, current medical school enrollment, physicians in graduate medical education programs, and in-state retention rates. Includes data charts and tables for all 50 states, in addition to national averages.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables
Provides data on outpatient visits to physician offices, with information on physician practices, patient, and visit characteristics. Table 1 and Table 31 include data by the metropolitan status of the physician for metro and nonmetro areas.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Wisconsin Health Care Workforce 2017 Report
Reports data, analysis, and recommendations on the current trends and future projections of the Wisconsin healthcare workforce. Discusses future models of care to address rural areas hit by workforce shortages, specifically a new rural residency program in obstetrics and gynecology to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Veterans Health Administration: Better Data and Evaluation Could Help Improve Physician Staffing, Recruitment, and Retention Strategies
Reviews the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) recruitment and retention strategies, specifically for VHA physicians working in the five areas identified as mission-critical: primary care, mental health, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, and emergency medicine. Presents information on how many VHA physicians provide care, the extent VHA measures physician workload and productivity, and how current recruitment and retention strategies are evaluated. Makes recommendations for improving VHA workforce development and planning based on interviews with VHA officials and a review of VHA documentation.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Medicare Payment Basics: Physician and Other Health Professional Payment System
Presents an overview of Medicare payments for physician services conducted in a variety of settings including physicians’ offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute care settings, hospices, outpatient dialysis facilities, clinical laboratories, and beneficiaries’ homes.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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2016 New York Residency Training Outcomes
Results of a survey of physicians who completed their residency training in New York in 2016. Features demographics, placement or intended career path, and impressions of the job market search options. Includes data and statistics about those entering rural practice.
Author(s): David P. Armstrong, Yuhao Liu, Gaetano J. Forte
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Non-Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
Fact sheet discussing physicians in North Dakota who provide non-direct patient care such as faculty, researchers, and administrators. Uses 2015 data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Robin Besse, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Practice Characteristics of the Established Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Examines how South Carolina physicians' employment status, practice settings, number of hours worked weekly, and number of practice sites changed from 2009 to 2015, based on data supplied by physicians when renewing their licenses. Features statistics with breakdowns including counts for Federally Qualified Health Centers or rural clinics and percentages of growth.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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Availability of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
Provides an analysis of the availability of direct patient care physicians in North Dakota by rural/urban status, location of medical school and residency, gender, and age using 2013 data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Robin Besse, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Demographics of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
Fact Sheet describing direct patient care physicians by age, patient population, and rural/urban status in North Dakota using 2015 data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Robin Besse, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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