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Medical Staff, Physician Supply, Compensation & Satisfaction

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Critical Care Workforce, Supply and Demand

A study of the supply and demand for Critical Care Physicians (intensivists) projects a shortage by 2020. Senate report 108-81 is 41 pages

Medical School Enrollment - U.S. 2015

Data released Nov. 2015 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on medical students and applicants to medical schools in 2015. Graphs provide demographic overview of enrollment diversity

Medical School Selected Data Tables, 2016 (AAMC)

AAMC FACTS tables present data on U.S. medical school applicants, matriculants, enrollments, graduates as well as data on M.D.-Ph.D. students and on residents. Pub. by Association of American Medical Colleges, updated 2016

Physician Satisfaction and Concerns 2014 survey results

Biennial Survey results for 2014 show 81% of physicians describe themselves as either overextended or at full capacity. Work hours average 53 per week. Just as consumerism ramps up, 44% of doctors plan to scale back patient access; more are planning to go into concierge medicine. Nearly 3/4 (72%) believe there is a physician shortage. Other changes in two yrs: just 35% describe themselves as being in independent practice (vs. 49% two years earlier). Nearly half of doctors gave grades D or F to the Affordable Care Act. Top two drivers of satisfaction were Patient Relationships and Intellectual Stimulation. More than half were pessimistic about the future of the medical profession, with Primary Care being more positive than Specialists. Survey by Merritt Hawkins for The Physicians Foundation, May-June 2014, about 20,000 respondents (~3%), released Sept. 2014

Physician Supply Shortage - Projections to 2025 (AAMC pdf)

Extensive report projecting physician supply and demand by 2025. Model projections show a shortage of 62,000 to 95,000 doctors. Report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), updated April 2016; 51 pages

Primary Care Physician Projections to 2020 (HRSA, Nov. 2013)

Federal agency Health Resources and Services Administration report identifies the adequacy of supply of primary care practitioners. With full deployment of available Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, the projected shortage in primary care by 2020 is 6400 practitioners. Physicians would still provide the majority of primary care services, but decreases from 77 percent of primary care capacity in 2010 to 72 percent in 2020

Salary and Compensation - Physicians, Medical Group Practices (AMGA)  Editor's Pick

Summary data from the 2014 survey of physician compensation in medical group practices. Annual Survey by the American Medical Group Association. Register (free) to find median compensation by specialty, at cejka website. About 75 specialties listed

Salary Info - MGMA Physician Compensation Survey 2014 data

Median compensation for primary care physicians rose 3.56% in 2014, to $241,273. Specialists' median compensation rose to $411,852. Survey findings based on Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) data from nearly 70,000 providers. July 2015 press release and full survey at mgma.com

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Article by Barger, Ayas, et al - Impact of Extended-Duration Shifts on Medical Errors, Adverse Event

Study reported the Impact of Extended-Duration Shifts (>24 hours) on Medical Errors, and preventable Adverse Events by first-year residents (interns). Conclusion: fatigue from long shifts increases the risk of significant medical errors, adverse events, and attention failures by physicians. Article published at PLoS Medicine December 2006; Data from 2002-2003

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