The Sticky Wicket of Projecting Physician Workforce Needs

Author: Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP

Presentation to the National Health Policy Forum

March 4, 2016


Presentation Overview:

  • The lure of the shortage rhetoric
  • Why don’t workforce models agree?
  • Case study: our workforce projection model
  • Using models as tools to simulate policy change, rather than the “answer”
    • Understand effect of overlapping/shifting roles on workforce needs
    • Targeting GME by specialty and state
  • Challenges and future directions


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