April 25, 2013 - A rising tide of data and information is revealing the clear link between workforce solutions and success in healthcare reform. The latest is the 2013 Survey of Temporary Physician Staffing Trends by Staff Care, an AMN Healthcare company, which serves to reinforce the reality of growing shortages in disciplines that are crucial to the patient-centered care model that is central to health reform.
April 2, 2013 - Depending on who you listen to, the shortage in primary care physicians is either a crisis or an opportunity. The Association of American Medical Colleges projects shortages of 91,500 physicians in 2020 and 130,600 physicians in 2025. And at each of those points in time, approximately half of the shortage is expected to be in primary care. From that vantage point, the primary care physician shortage is a crisis, because the new medical models advanced by healthcare reform are team approaches with primary care physicians anchoring the team.