hospitals

Crain’s Health Pulse

Physicians completing residencies at New York hospitals are having little trouble finding work, with 94% of doctors searching for work saying they had at least one offer in 2018, according to a survey by University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.

The annual questionnaire showed that half the doctors finishing residencies were women, while only 15% were black, Hispanic or American Indian compared with 33% of the U.S. population.

“We’ve made some great progress filling a gender gap, but we still have a ways to go with recruiting more underrepresented minorities into medicine,” said Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

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Times Telegram

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to take action to forestall a growing shortage of physicians.

He visited Oneida Healthcare on Friday to call for passage of the Physician Shortage Act of 2018, which would create 15,000 more Medicare-supported training slots for medical residents. The number of doctors trained in this country is limited by the number of available residencies…

…Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany, took a more nuanced view of the bill. To some extent, physician shortages are in the eye of the beholder, she said.

“That’s a trick question,” she said. “There’s a lot of different answers depending on your perspective on that. We need to find ways to use the people that we have more efficiently and to recognize that a lot of times when we talk shortage, it’s really maldistribution.”

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WXXI News

A new report has found that jobs in health care have grown significantly in New York State. Researchers at the University of Albany determined that between 2000 and 2014 health care employment has more than doubled. The Center for Health Workforce Studies says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

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Health News Digest

ALBANY, N.Y. — Between 2004 and 2014, jobs in the health care sector grew 20 percent, compared to three percent for all other sectors, according to a recent report by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS). The trend is expected to continue as the health care industry is projected to grow much faster than other industries through the next decade as well.

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