This report describes the effects that alternative health care payment models have on physicians and their practices in the United States. It should help guide efforts to improve alternative payment programs and help practices succeed in them.
Mar 19, 2015
Predicted primary care shortages have spurred action to increase the number of primary care physicians.
Response: Effectiveness in Primary Care Is Paramount, but Need Not Come at the Expense of Efficiency
Effective primary care is vital to sustainable provision of primary care for the US population.
If the prevalence of two innovative care delivery models — the patient-centered medical home and the nurse-managed health center — increases, projected U.S. physician shortages can be cut in half by 2025 without training a single additional physician.
Nov 27, 2013
Nurse-managed Health Centers and Patient-Centered Medical Homes Could Mitigate Expected Primary Care Physician Shortage
Numerous forecasts have predicted shortages of primary care providers, particularly in light of an expected increase in patient demand resulting from the Affordable Care Act. Yet these forecasts could be inaccurate because they generally do not allow for changes in the way primary care is delivered.
Nov 1, 2013
Policy Solutions to Address the Foreign-Educated and Foreign-Born Health Care Workforce in the United States
Foreign-educated and foreign-born health workers constitute a sizable and important portion of the US health care workforce. We review the distribution of these workers and their countries of origin, and we summarize the literature concerning their contributions to US health care.
Nov 1, 2013
This fact sheet describes the results of research into the factors influencing physician professional satisfaction and their implications for health care.
Oct 11, 2013
Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy
This report presents the results of a series of surveys and semistructured interviews intended to identify and characterize determinants of physician professional satisfaction.
Oct 9, 2013
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has funded 108 projects implementing new service delivery or payment models intended to deliver lower cost through improving quality of care. This report describes a strategy for evaluating the results.
Aug 15, 2013
If used properly, the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) can be a valuable family planning tool, particularly in low-income countries.
Leadership is widely regarded as central to effective health-care systems, and resources are increasingly devoted to the cultivation of strong health-care leadership.
Sep 1, 2012