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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Sanaz Hariri, Sally C York, Mary I O'Connor, Brian S Parsley, Joseph C McCarthy
BACKGROUND: An orthopaedic workforce shortage has been projected. The purpose of this study is to analyze the supply side of this shortage by ascertaining the career plans of current orthopaedic residents, comparing these plans with the career patterns of practicing orthopaedists, and identifying career-plan differences according to sex. METHODS: An online, self-administered survey was e-mailed to U.S. orthopaedic residents in postgraduate year three or higher, querying them about their fellowship specialty choice and their career plans...
March 2, 2011: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Eric Y Hsu, Richard M Schwend, Leamon Julia
PURPOSE: Many primary care physicians believe that there are too few pediatric orthopaedic specialists available to meet their patients' needs. However, a recent survey by the Practice Management Committee of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America found that new referrals were often for cases that could have been managed by primary care practitioners. We wished to determine how many new referral cases seen by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are in fact conditions that can be readily managed by a primary care physician should he/she chose to do so...
October 2012: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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