Tag Archive for ‘Health Policy Research Institute’

Looking forward – May 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights trends in operating room procedures, and describes the possible implications of these developments.

The importance of surgical workforce maps

This column provides answers to questions surgeons may have concerning the central focus of the ACS Health Policy Research Institute and the relevance of surgical workforce maps to policymakers, providers, and patients.

ACS takes a stand on policies impacting the surgical workforce

The American College of Surgeons is carefully monitoring legislation and activities that could affect the surgical profession and patient access to high-quality care, and continues to advocate for policies designed to strengthen the surgical workforce. This article examines the College’s advocacy efforts in these areas.

Forum participants, left to right: Drs. Slavin, Gawande, Warshaw, Altman, Zinner, Finlayson, and Hutter.

HPRI representatives visit Lord Ribeiro at U.K.’s House of Lords

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP, and Thomas C. Ricketts III, PhD, MPH, of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Health Policy Research Institute (HPRI), were guests of Sir Bernard F. Ribeiro, KtCBE, FACS(Hon), FRCSEng, FRCPEng, May 22–23 at the United Kingdom’s House of Lords. Several doctoral students from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, accompanied Drs. Fraher and Ricketts on the trip, where they witnessed firsthand the art of legislative compromise.

Figure 1: Change in otolaryngology surgeons per 100,000 population, 2004–2009

Trends in the otolaryngology workforce in the U.S.

The American health care system is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. The structure of health care delivery is moving toward larger and more integrated systems.


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