Special report: Reassessment of the ORL?HNS workforce: Perceptions and realities

C Ron Cannon, Eileen M Giaimo, Teresa L Lee,Ara A Chalian

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery(2004)

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OBJECTIVE. This Workforce Study re-examined the current scope and geographic distribution of Otolaryngology practice and assessed the otolaryngologists' role in relation to other specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. STUDY DESIGN: A national survey and review of federal, corporate and administrative databases, coupled wih a focus group of otolaryngologists, were analyzed to compile physician manpower figures, state and regional demographic data, and prediction modeling of Managed Care and FFS environments. RESULTS: The current and predicted workforce supply and demographic data support a geographic and proportionate increase in the number of otolaryngologists practicing and entering the workforce. Additional findings involving the role of the specialty specifically identified an increase in the treatment of allergic disease within the Managed Care sector and a diminution of the gatekeeper concept. Demographic findings represent a stable age distribution of 40 to 49 and 50 to 59 year old otolaryngologists, with a noted increase in the number of women entering the field. Empiric data reflects the continuous, diverse and dominant role otolaryngologists maintain in the treatment and care of patients with otolaryngic and head and neck disease. CONCLUSIONS: This study continues the effort to identify otolaryngology workforce demographic profiles and make recommendations for a future national practice model. Continuous reassessment of the specialty is required.
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