Journal Articles

Salsberg ES, Forte GJ. Trends in the physician workforce, 1980-2000. Health Affairs. 2002;21(5):165-173.

Over the past 25 years, the nation has struggled with a series of physician workforce issues: determining the appropriate number of physicians needed and the appropriate number to produce; the role of international medical school graduates; the mix of primary care and non-primary care physicians; efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and the supply of physicians in rural areas; and the impact of a growing number of female physicians. This paper documented physician workforce trends over the past 20 years, especially as they related to these issues.

Wing P, Salsberg ES. How trends shape the workforce today and tomorrow. Journal of AHIMA. 2002;73(4):38-45.

What forces are propelling the healthcare industry’s prolonged period of change? How are these forces shaping the future of HIM? The roots of the workforce shortage are examined, and trends are revealed that will continue to influence the industry.

Mouzakes J, Koltai PJ, Kuhar S, Bernstein DS, Wing P, Salsberg E. The impact of airbags and seat belts on the incidence and severity of maxillofacial injuries in automobile accidents in New York State. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2001;127:1189-1193.

A retrospective analysis of all automobile (passenger cars and light trucks) accidents reported in New York in 1994, to evaluate the effect driver-side and passenger-side airbags have on the incidence and severity of maxillofacial trauma in accident victims.

Salsberg ES, Nolan JA. The post-training plans of international medical graduates and U.S. medical graduates in New York State. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2000;283(13):1749-1750.

As a major center for GME in the U.S., the state of New York provides a useful window into the experiences of newly-trained physicians. Although only 7% of the U.S. population resided in New York in 1999, nearly 15% of all allopathic residents and 29% of all IMG residents trained in New York that year. A survey of residents completing training in New York therefore provided a meaningful perspective on the practice patterns and job market experiences of IMGs and USMGs.

Salsberg ES, Wing P, Dionne MG, Jemiolo D. Graduate medical education and physician supply in New York State. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1996; 276(9):683-687.

A comparison of the number of residents in New York for 1988 and 1994 (from the American Medical Association Medical Education Database) and the number of active patient care physicians in New York by specialty and age (from the 1995 New York State Physician File), conducted to estimate the supply of physicians and residents in New York and assess the impact of state policies on the supply and distribution of physicians.