Council on Health Care Economics and Policy

Princeton Conference XIV (2007)

Health Care Workforce Issues of the 21st Century
May 23-24, 2007


Policy Brief


Uwe's Letter to Attendees
Analyzing Cause and Effect in the U.S. Physician Workforce
Economists on Academic Medicine: Elephants in a Porcelain Shop?
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD
James Madison Professor of Political Economy
Princeton University

What Works: Healing the Healthcare Staffing Shortage
PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute


The Imperative to Increase Physician Supply
Richard A. Cooper, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The Ultimate Question: Should We Invest Billions of Dollars to Expand Physician Training Rates?
David C. Goodman, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine,  Dartmouth Medical School

Kevin A. Schulman, MD, Director, Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke University Medical Center

Were the Projections of a Physician Surplus Wrong? If So Why? and Can We Learn from Our Mistakes?
Edward Salsberg, MS, Director of the Center for Workforce Studies, Associate Vice President, The Association of American Colleges

New Projections of Physician Supply
Douglas Staiger, PhD, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
David Auerbach, Principal Analyst, Health and Human Services Division, Congressional Budget Office
Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing, and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Women in the Physician Workforce
Phyllis L. Carr, MD, Associate Dean of Students, Boston University School of Medicine

The Changing Demographics of the Physician Workforce
Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School

Nursing Shortages: Is There a Crisis? If So, What Are the Implications?
Linda H. Aiken, PhD, The Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing, and Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania

Nursing Shortages - Is There a Crisis?
Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing, and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies,Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Breaking the Cycle: Developing the Next Generation Model of Care Delivery and Staffing for Physicians and Nurses
Jack Rodgers, PhD, Managing Director of Health Policy Economics, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Survival of the Fittest: What Is the Mission of the Teaching Hospitals?
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Princeton University

Medicare Payments & Workforce Issues
Mark E. Miller, PhD, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

The Collapsing Primary Care Foundation: Why It Matters and What to Do About It
Kevin Grumbach, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Evidence, Value and the Role of Doctors of Nursing Practice
Mary O'Neil Mundinger, DrPH, Dean and Centennial Professor in Health Policy, Columbia University School of Nursing

The Supply and Demand of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in the U.S.
Roderick S. Hooker, PhD, MBA, PA, Medical Staff - Rheumatology, Department of Veterans Affairs, Dallas VA Medical Center

Trouble in Paradise: The U.S. and the Health Workforce of the World
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University

Effects of Using International Medical Graduates and Professionals in the U.S.: An International Perspective
Onyebuchi A. Arah, MD, DSc, Center for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health

Can We Use the Health Care Workforce More Efficiently?
Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

Workforce Planning: Expansion vs. Restructuring
Jerome H. Grossman, MD, Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government