Center for Workforce Studies
The mission of the Center for Workforce Studies is to conduct and disseminate research that informs health workforce policy and compels the nation toward the right mix of physicians, with the right skills and training, in the right places.
We are a national leader in workforce research, studying the physician supply, the impact of changes in the size and composition of the overall health workforce, monitoring trends in access to care, and the workforce-related impacts of changing models of healthcare delivery. We produce high-quality, objective work to inform policies that lead the nation's health system towards meeting the needs of society.
Center goals include developing the capacity to effectively document and study physician workforce issues; supporting informed decision-making by the medical education community and policy makers; and promoting the systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of physician workforce data.
10th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference
The 10th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference will be held May 1-2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s conference, which has broadened in focus to a health workforce meeting, is “Finding the Right Fit: The Health Workforce Needed to Support the Affordable Care Act”.
Registration will be available online through April 21, 2014. Registration, hotel information, and the agenda can be found on the meeting site.
Early Bird: $877
Featured Data and Reports
Academic Medicine and Health Affairs collaborated to create a collection of articles on the healthcare workforce. The Center for Workforce Studies had three articles featured in the December issue.
Erikson, Clese E.; Danish, Sana; Jones, Karen C.; Sandberg, Shana F.; Carle, Adam C.
Shipman, Scott A.; Jones, Karen C.; Erikson, Clese E.; Sandberg, Shana F.
Jones, Karen C.; Erikson, Clese E.; Shipman, Scott A.
Academic Medicine and Health Affairs collaborated to create a collection of articles on the healthcare workforce. The Center for Workforce Studies had one featured article coauthored by Dr. Scott Shipman in the November issue.
Shipman, Scott A.; Sinsky, Christine A.
This report examines current physician supply and retention, medical school and osteopathic school enrollment, and graduate medical education in the United States. This resource is an update to the 2011 edition and provides data breakdowns by each state.
The two-page state profiles include, in addition to data from the 2013 data book, state-specific data for the 36 specialties with the largest number of active physicians nationwide.
This Analysis in Brief examines whether U.S. health care providers ask about their patients’ military service and presents data on health care access for the nation’s military personnel and veterans. Results suggest that as those who have served in the military move into the private sector health care system, their military status may be increasingly under-identified, and current and former military personnel relying on private health care insurance may be indistinguishable from other patients in private health care settings. The findings may encourage medical educators in U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals, where many current and former military service personnel receive their care, to introduce curricular or clinical experiences in medical training that address this issue.
Health Workforce Research Conference
The Annual Health Workforce Research Conference is part of the association's ongoing efforts to monitor, analyze, and advance research on the U.S. supply of physicians and other health professionals.