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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Albany Times Union
The University of Albany’s School of Public Health conducts periodic reports on the health care workforce. And while it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the job market is good for newly minted physicians, there are what could be seen as a couple of surprises tucked into the study.
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The number of nursing graduates in New York statehas spiked over the past decade, and hospitals in the mid-Hudson Valley are benefiting. The number of registered nurses graduating each year has more than doubled since 2002, according to a new report by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.
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GME Central. Greater New York Hospital Association Newsletter.
This issue’s Physician Workforce graphic looks at practice settings for graduating residents with confirmed practice plans. The data is from the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany’s “2014 New York Residency Training Outcomes,” a report on CHWS’ annual resident exit survey results.