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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538427/return-on-investment-of-advanced-practice-medical-degrees-nps-vs-pas
#1
Christopher K Craig, James H Holmes, Jeffery E Carter
As the United States faces a predicted physician shortage over the next 2 decades, physician assistants (PAs) and NPs are expected to fill the void. At the same time, because education is expensive, student loan and tuition increases have many potential applicants assessing differences in reimbursement and wondering about their return on investment (ROI). An analysis compared PA and NP salaries by incorporating national salary data, federal income tax, and student loans for a comparative analysis of each career pathway...
June 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459472/preparing-physicians-for-rural-based-primary-care-practice-a-preliminary-evaluation-of-rural-training-initiatives-at-osu-com
#2
Denna L Wheeler, Jeffrey B Hackler
The physician shortage in Oklahoma coupled with geographic maldistribution of primary care physicians limits access to care in rural and underserved areas. One of the most effective strategies to recruit and retain physicians in rural areas is to create undergraduate and graduate medical education training sites in these locations. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine has implemented a rural training program that begins with early recruitment of rural high school students, introduces medical students to rural practice options through rural clinical training opportunities, and provides opportunities to remain in rural Oklahoma for residency training through ongoing graduate medical education development...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445324/nurse-practitioner-physician-comanagement-of-primary-care-patients-the-promise-of-a-new-delivery-care-model-to-improve-quality-of-care
#3
Allison Andreno Norful, Kyleen Swords, Mickaela Marichal, Hwayoung Cho, Lusine Poghosyan
BACKGROUND: The U.S. primary care system is under tremendous strain to deliver care to an increased volume of patients with a concurrent primary care physician shortage. Nurse practitioner (NP)-physician comanagement of primary care patients has been proposed by some policy makers to help alleviate this strain. To date, no collective evidence demonstrates the effects of NP-physician comanagement in primary care. PURPOSE: This is the first review to synthesize all available studies that compare the effects of NP-physician comanagement to an individual physician managing primary care...
April 25, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435756/identifying-barriers-in-the-use-of-electronic-health-records-in-hawai-i
#4
Faith D Hamamura, Kelley Withy, Kira Hughes
Hawai'i faces unique challenges to Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption due to physician shortages, a widespread distribution of Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUA/P), and a higher percentage of small independent practices. However, research on EHR adoption in Hawai'i is limited. To address this gap, this article examines the current state of EHR in Hawai'i, the barriers to adoption, and the future of Health Information Technology (HIT) initiatives to improve the health of Hawai'i's people...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435754/establishing-successful-patient-centered-medical-homes-in-rural-hawai-i-three-strategies-to-consider
#5
Melissa Nelson Scribner, Kasey Kehoe
The challenges to healthcare delivery posed by Hawai'i's unique geography, physician shortages, and dispersed population are of particular importance in light of implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This study draws on central goals laid out in the ACA - to decrease costs, increase access, and improve patient outcomes. The use of the Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) is a care model that has the potential to meet all three goals. How to identify the most effective way to develop PCMHs in the specific context of Hawai'i is the focus of this study...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381891/using-collaborative-drug-therapy-agreements-to-train-student-pharmacists-to-provide-clinical-patient-care-services
#6
Kimberly C McKeirnan, Julie M Akers, Jennifer C Czapinski, Jennifer D Robinson
Objective. To assess the impact of a new course designed to train student pharmacists to provide clinical patient care services delivered through collaborative drug practice agreements. Design. An intensive two-credit, one-week course with a combined self-study and interactive pedagogical approach was developed. Content from the online Washington State Pharmacy Association Clinical Community Pharmacist training program was integrated with a live, eight-hour seminar. Assessment. Student-pharmacist learning, effectiveness of content presented, and perceived value of the material were evaluated...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379931/an-expanded-conceptual-framework-of-medical-students-primary-care-career-choice
#7
Eva Pfarrwaller, Marie-Claude Audétat, Johanna Sommer, Hubert Maisonneuve, Thomas Bischoff, Mathieu Nendaz, Anne Baroffio, Noëlle Junod Perron, Dagmar M Haller
In many countries, the number of graduating medical students pursuing a primary care career does not meet demand. These countries face primary care physician shortages. Students' career choices have been widely studied, yet many aspects of this process remain unclear. Conceptual models are useful to plan research and educational interventions in such complex systems.The authors developed a framework of primary care career choice in undergraduate medical education, which expands on previously published models...
April 4, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364372/the-latino-physician-shortage-how-the-affordable-care-act-increases-the-value-of-latino-spanish-speaking-physicians-and-what-efforts-can-increase-their-supply
#8
David A Daar, Miguel Alvarez-Estrada, Abigail E Alpert
The United States Latino population is growing at a rapid pace and is set to reach nearly 30% by 2050. The demand for culturally and linguistically competent health care is increasing in lockstep with this growth; however, the supply of doctors with skills and experience suited for this care is lagging. In particular, there is a major shortage of Latino Spanish-speaking physicians, and the gap between demand and supply is widening. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased the capacity of the US healthcare system to care for the growing Latino Spanish-speaking population, through health insurance exchanges, increased funding for safety net institutions, and efforts to improve efficiency and coordination of care, particularly with Accountable Care Organizations and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319245/reassessing-the-data-on-whether-a-physician-shortage-exists
#9
Emily Gudbranson, Aaron Glickman, Ezekiel J Emanuel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319233/addressing-the-physician-shortage-the-peril-of-ignoring-demography
#10
Darrell G Kirch, Kate Petelle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164809/an-introduction-to-primary-care-in-underserved-populations-definitions-scope-and-challenges
#11
REVIEW
Vincent Morelli
This article addresses the scope of the problem primary care physicians face when caring for the underserved, both nationally and internationally. It touches on the statistics used to define medically underserved communities, the pervasiveness of poverty, and how primary care physician shortages may soon reach a crisis point. The definitions of socioeconomic status, allostatic load, and structural violence are also reviewed.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127767/perspectives-using-results-from-hrsa-s-health-workforce-simulation-model-to-examine-the-geography-of-primary-care
#12
Robin A Streeter, George A Zangaro, Arpita Chattopadhyay
OBJECTIVE: Inform health planning and policy discussions by describing Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Health Workforce Simulation Model (HWSM) and examining the HWSM's 2025 supply and demand projections for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs). DATA SOURCES: HRSA's recently published projections for primary care providers derive from an integrated microsimulation model that estimates health workforce supply and demand at national, regional, and state levels...
February 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086953/student-and-faculty-perceptions-on-the-rapid-scale-up-of-medical-students-in-ethiopia
#13
Brittney S Mengistu, Holly Vins, Caitrin M Kelly, Daphne R McGee, Jennifer O Spicer, Miliard Derbew, Abebe Bekele, Damen Haile Mariam, Carlos Del Rio, Henry M Blumberg, Dawn L Comeau
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is a country of over 94 million people that has a severe physician shortage with approximately only 2.5 physicians per 100,000 persons. Recently, the Ethiopian government implemented a "flood and retain" initiative to rapidly increase the quantity of physicians in Ethiopia. Consequently, medical student enrollment at Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Medicine increased from 100 to approximately 300-400 students per class. This study evaluated the impact of the rapid scale-up in the number of medical students on the quality of medical education at AAU and the impact of the U...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005553/is-the-role-of-physicians-really-evolving-due-to-non-physician-clinicians-predominance-in-staff-makeup-in-sub-saharan-african-health-systems-comment-on-non-physician-clinicians-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-the-evolving-role-of-physicians
#14
Mohsin M Sidat
Health workforce shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa are widely recognized, particularly of physicians, leading the training and deployment of Non-physician clinicians (NPCs). The paper by Eyal et al provides interesting and legitimate viewpoints on evolving role of physicians in context of decisive increase of NPCss in Sub-Saharan Africa. Certainly, in short or mid-term, NPCs will continue to be a proxy solution and a valuable alternative to overcome physicians' shortages in sub-Saharan Africa. Indeed, NPCs have an important role at primary healthcare (PHC) level...
July 2, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005543/the-evolution-of-the-physician-role-in-the-setting-of-increased-non-physician-clinicians-in-sub-saharan-africa-an-insistence-on-timing-and-culturally-sensitive-purposefully-selected-skill-development-comment-on-non-physician-clinicians-in-sub-saharan-africa
#15
Agnes Binagwaho, Gabriela Sarriera, Arielle Eagan
As Eyal et al put forth in their piece, Non-physician Clinicians in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Evolving Role of Physicians, task-shifting across sub-Saharan Africa through non-physician clinicians (NPCs) has led to an improvement in access to health services in the context of physician-shortages. Here, we offer a commentary to the piece by Eyal et al, concurring that physician's roles should evolve into specialized medicine and that skills in mentorship, research, management, and leadership may create more holistic physicians clinical services...
July 9, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938806/pressure-and-disenchantment-in-physicians-part-ii-lessons-for-physicians-from-the-tao-te-ching
#16
Clay J Cockerell
Physicians are faced with many stressors today that place them at risk of disenchantment, depression, and "burnout." Although this is costly to the individual physician, it is equally costly to society because physician stress can lead to exercise of poor judgment and medical errors. It also threatens to exacerbate physician shortages, as more physicians opt to retire or, in some cases, change careers altogether. In this essay, suggestions are made as to how to deal with these stressors that, if used, can ameliorate them at least to some degree...
January 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923402/physicians-job-satisfaction-and-motivation-in-a-public-academic-hospital
#17
Paulo de Oliveira Vasconcelos Filho, Miriam Regina de Souza, Paulo Eduardo Mangeon Elias, Ana Luiza D'Ávila Viana
BACKGROUND: Physician shortage is a global issue that concerns Brazil's authorities. The organizational structure and the environment of a medical institution can hide a low-quality life of a physician. This study examines the relationship between the hospital work environment and physicians' job satisfaction and motivation when working in a large public academic hospital. METHODS: The study was restricted to one large, multispecialty Brazil's hospital. Six hundred hospital physicians were invited to participate by e-mail...
December 7, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916358/transfer-of-acute-care-surgery-patients-in-a-rural-state-a-concerning-trend
#18
Brittany Misercola, Kristen Sihler, Molly Douglas, Stephen Ranney, Jonathan Dreifus
BACKGROUND: Regionalized care of complex patients to larger hospitals is an increasingly common practice as the population ages and the physician shortage evolves. The Acute Care Surgery model is new, and there are limited data on the patients being transferred through this system. We hypothesized transfer patients would be older, more complex, and require additional resources. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of Acute Care Surgery patients admitted to a single tertiary facility...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871296/work-hours-and-turnover-intention-among-hospital-physicians-in-taiwan-does-income-matter
#19
Yu-Hsuan Tsai, Nicole Huang, Li-Yin Chien, Jen-Huai Chiang, Shu-Ti Chiou
BACKGROUND: Physician shortage has become an urgent and critical challenge to many countries. According to the workforce dynamic model, long work hours may be one major pressure point to the attrition of physicians. Financial incentive is a common tool to human power retention. Therefore, this large-scale physician study investigated how pay satisfaction may influence the relationship between work hours and hospital physician's turnover intention. METHODS: Data were obtained from a nationwide survey of full-time hospital staff members working at 100 hospitals in Taiwan...
November 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777661/physician-retention-in-the-same-state-as-residency-training-data-from-1-michigan-gme-institution
#20
Tracy J Koehler, Jaclyn Goodfellow, Alan T Davis, John E vanSchagen, Lori Schuh
BACKGROUND : In a time of threats to the funding for graduate medical education (GME) and projected physician shortages, drawing attention to the value of physician training programs may be useful. One approach is to study the number and percentage of physicians who enter practice in the state in which they trained. OBJECTIVE : We sought to examine the percentage of graduates from a single Michigan-based GME institution over a 15-year period, who practiced medicine in Michigan during their career...
October 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
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