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Caroline Christie, Simon Wynn-Thomas, Bianca McKinnon
INTRODUCTION In New Zealand, 41% of general practitioners (GPs) intend to retire by 2025. Increasing workforce shortages and other stressors are putting doctors at risk of burnout, which in turn can put patients at risk of harm. Offering a range of resources can signal an organisation's commitment to physician wellness while improving patient safety and organisational stability. AIM To replace the current reactive approach to impaired doctors with a proactive system of monitoring performance with the goal of identifying problems early...
September 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
Melissa Y Wei, Mohammed U Kabeto, Andrzej T Galecki, Kenneth M Langa
Background: Multimorbidity is common among older adults and strongly associated with physical functioning decline and increased mortality. However, the full spectrum of direct and indirect effects of multimorbidity on physical functioning and survival has not been quantified. We aimed to determine the longitudinal relationship of multimorbidity on physical functioning and quantify the impact of multimorbidity and multimorbidity-attributed changes in physical functioning on mortality risk...
February 26, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Anothai Soonsawat, Gen Tanaka, Marcia A Lammando, Iqbal Ahmed, James M Ellison
Our older physicians, an increasing number of those in practice, constitute a valuable human resource in the medical profession. Professional satisfaction, increasing life expectancy, concerns regarding financial security, and reluctance to retire are among the many reasons a physician might choose to extend practice into later adulthood. Despite the benefits of experience and expertise acquired by older physicians, cognitive changes associated with normal or pathological aging have been shown to have a significant negative effect on physician performance...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Michael T Halpern, Heather Kane, Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Corey Ford, Barbara Giesser, June Halper, Shana Johnson, Nicholas G LaRocca, Aaron Miller, Steven P Ringel
Background: Anecdotal reports suggest shortages among neurologists who provide multiple sclerosis (MS) patient care. However, little information is available regarding the current and future supply of and demand for this neurologist workforce. Methods: We used information from neurologist and neurology resident surveys, professional organizations, and previously reported studies to develop a model assessing the projected supply and demand (ie, expected physician visits) of neurologists providing MS patient care...
January 2018: International Journal of MS Care
Michael R Sargen, Lucy Shi, Roderick S Hooker, Suephy C Chen
Trends in the training, supply, availability, career decisions, and retirement of US dermatology physicians are not well delineated. The current study evaluates whether growth in the dermatology workforce will keep pace with population expansion in the United States. A dermatologist supply model was projected to 2030 drawing on data from the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Association of Medical Colleges, and other associations. The clinically active dermatologist workforce in 2015 was 36 per capita (1,000,000); entry following postgraduate training was age 30 with career separation at age 65 on average...
September 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Carolyn Bridgemohan, Nerissa S Bauer, Britt A Nielsen, Anne DeBattista, Holly S Ruch-Ross, Linda B Paul, Nancy Roizen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Developmental-behavioral conditions are common, affecting ∼15% of US children. The prevalence and complexity of these conditions are increasing despite long wait times and a limited pipeline of new providers. We surveyed a convenience sample of the developmental-behavioral pediatric (DBP) workforce to determine current practices, workforce trends, and future needs. METHODS: An electronic survey was e-mailed to 1568 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Council on Children with Disabilities, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Developmental and Behavioral Mental Health Special Interest Group...
February 16, 2018: Pediatrics
Sima Rafiei, Arman Daneshvaran, Sina Abdollahzade
CONTEXT: Shortage of physicians particularly in specialty levels is considered as an important issue in Iran health system. Thus, in an uncertain environment, long-term planning is required for health professionals as a basic priority on a national scale. AIMS: This study aimed to estimate the number of required neurosurgeons using system dynamic modeling. SETTING AND DESIGN: System dynamic modeling was applied to predict the gap between stock and number of required neurosurgeons in Iran up to 2020...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Daniel F Battafarano, Marcia Ditmyer, Marcy B Bolster, John D FitzGerald, Chad Deal, Anne R Bass, Rodolfo Molina, Alan R Erickson, Jonathan S Hausman, Marisa Klein-Gitelman, Lisa F Imundo, Benjamin J Smith, Karla Jones, Kamilah Greene, Seetha U Monrad
OBJECTIVE: Describe the character and composition of the 2015 U.S. adult rheumatology workforce; evaluate workforce trends; and project supply and demand for clinical rheumatology care 2015-2030. METHODS: The 2015 Workforce Study of Rheumatology Specialists in the U.S. used primary and secondary data sources to estimate the baseline adult rheumatology workforce and determine demographic and geographic factors relevant to workforce modeling. Supply and demand was projected through 2030, utilizing data-driven estimations regarding the proportion and clinical full-time equivalent (FTE) of academic vs...
February 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Colin Powell
Going from physician to patient is a journey from which few of our tribe will be spared, and about which we have comparatively little formal reflection. This paper describes some of the lessons learned on such a journey from a retired Professor of Geriatric Medicine, whose course of vascular parkinsonism offers lessons both professional and personal.
December 2017: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
Sherise Epstein, Emily H Sparer, Bao N Tran, Qing Z Ruan, Jack T Dennerlein, Dhruv Singhal, Bernard T Lee
Importance: Physicians in procedural specialties are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This has been called "an impending epidemic" in the context of the looming workforce shortage; however, prevalence estimates vary by study. Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of work-related MSDs among at-risk physicians and to evaluate the scope of preventive efforts. Data Sources and Study Selection: Systematic search in MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Elsevier), Web of Science, PubMed (National Center for Biotechnology Information), and 2 clinical trial registries, without language restriction, for studies reporting on the prevalence and prevention of work-related MSDs among at-risk physicians published until December 2016...
December 27, 2017: JAMA Surgery
Marko Elovainio, Marianna Virtanen, Tuula Oksanen
Changes in the working environment will also influence the work of physicians. The greatest of these changes on the Finnish scale, the SOTE reform (the reform in social welfare and public health services), still lies ahead. Labor shortage, on-call duties and patient record systems providing little support to work add to the burden. In surveys related to psychosocial working conditions, physicians' greatest work load factors have been rush, forced working pace and poor communication despite the fact that, on average, they consider their working conditions to be good, frequently better than those of other professional groups, and are committed to carry on with their work until retirement age...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Miranda A Moore, Richard A Goodman
Cancer is the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Although reducing the number of new cancer cases is a national health goal, the continuing growth of the older adult population ensures that the burden of cancer will increase. Despite documentation of the shortage of oncologists to meet the growing need, relatively limited attention has been focused on increasing the physician workforce trained in the prevention and control of cancer. The existing physician workforce with such specialized training in cancer prevention and control is small, aging, increasing at a low rate, and likely to decrease because of an imbalance between retiring physicians and new entrants...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Chanaka Wijeratne, Carmelle Peisah, Joanne Earl, Georgina Luscombe
OBJECTIVES: Demographic, physical and psychological associations of successful aging (SA) have been evaluated, but occupational factors have not. Nor has SA been evaluated in a specific occupational group. The aims of this study were to examine the occupational associations of SA in older physicians, and to explore the concept of occupational SA. METHODS: Physicians aged 55+ years completed self-ratings of occupational and personal SA on a 10-point visual analogue scale (VAS; 1 being "least successful" and 10 "most successful")...
November 24, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Vera Lucia Frazão, Helder de Souza Miyahara, Ricardo Akihiro Kirihara, Ana Lucia Lei Munhoz Lima, Alberto Tesconi Croci, José Ricardo Negreiros Vicente
Objective: To characterize the socio-economic and demographic profile of patients undergoing surgery for revision total hip arthroplasty regarding the diagnosis of deep prosthetic infection. Methods: Twenty patients were retrospectively studied, admitted in the period between 2009 and 2010 by the Hip Surgery Group with the diagnosis of deep prosthetic infection, whose proposed treatment was surgical. This study was carried out in the presence of the patient by completing two forms applied by the social worker of the Group...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Lindsay Hedden, M Ruth Lavergne, Kimberlyn M McGrail, Michael R Law, Lucy Cheng, Megan A Ahuja, Morris L Barer
BACKGROUND: Knowing when physicians retire and how they practise in the pre-retirement years is important information for health human resource planning. We identified patterns of retirement for physicians in British Columbia and the determinants of when and how physicians retire. METHODS: For this population-based retrospective cohort study, we used administrative data to examine activity levels and to identify retirements among BC's practising physicians. We included all physicians who were at least 50 years of age as of March 2006 and who had received payments for clinical services in at least 1 year between 2005/06 and 2011/12...
December 11, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Michelle Pannor Silver
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December 11, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Anne Kis, Matthias Augustin, Jobst Augustin
BACKGROUND: The 'demand planning guidelines' issued by the Federal Joint Committee are meant to ensure nationwide delivery of healthcare in Germany. The calculatory variable used to reflect the actual care situation in relation to a given geographical entity is referred to as 'adjusted supply rate'. Against the backdrop of demographic change and already existing problems in replacing retiring physicians, the question arises as to how future dermatological care will evolve at the regional level...
December 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Eric Daniel Tetzlaff, Heather Marie Hylton, Lyudmila DeMora, Karen Ruth, Yu-Ning Wong
PURPOSE: A high rate of burnout has been reported in oncology physicians. Physician assistants (PAs) may also face similar risks of burnout. We sought to measure the personal and professional characteristics associated with burnout and career satisfaction and the potential impact on the oncology PA workforce. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A national survey of PAs in oncology was completed by using the Maslach Burnout Inventory from September 2015 to January 2016. RESULTS: In all, 855 PAs were contacted and 250 submitted complete surveys (response rate, 29...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
Tait D Shanafelt, Deborah J Lightner, Christopher R Conley, Steven P Petrou, Jarrett W Richardson, Pamela J Schroeder, William A Brown
Working as a physician, scientist, or senior health care administrator is a demanding career. Studies have demonstrated that burnout and other forms of distress are common among individuals in these professions, with potentially substantive personal and professional consequences. In addition to system-level interventions to promote well-being globally, health care organizations must provide robust support systems to assist individuals in distress. Here, we describe the 15-year experience of the Mayo Clinic Office of Staff Services (OSS) providing peer support to physicians, scientists, and senior administrators at one center...
November 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Charles T Ambrose
In 1905, William Osler was the pre-eminent physician in American medical circles but was unknown to the general public. The latter suddenly learned of him through damning newspaper accounts of his address announcing his retirement from the Johns Hopkins Medical School. In it Osler mentioned two "fixed ideas" he held-(1) that most major advances in civilization have been made by men under age 40 (the "fixed period") and (2) that those over 60 should retire because they create little of significance and sometimes stifled the initiatives of younger colleagues...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
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