The Coming Shortage of Surgeons: Why They Are Disappearing and What That Means for Our Health

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THE COMING SHORTAGE
OF SURGEONS
Why They Are Disappearing and
What That Means for Our Health

THOMAS E. WILLIAMS, JR., M.D., PH.D.; FACS,
BHAGWAN SATIANI, M.D., M.B.A.; FACS,
AND E. CHRISTOPHER ELLISON, M.D.; FACS

FOREWORD BY THOMAS R. RUSSELL, M.D.; FACS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF
SURGEONS

The Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living
Julie Silver, M.D., Series Editor

PRAEGER
An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC

Santa Barbara, California • Denver, Colorado • Oxford England

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in the Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures ix
  • List of Tables xiii
  • Series Foreword xv
  • Foreword xvii
  • Preface xix
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Acronyms xxiii
  • 1 - The Problem 1
  • 2 - Demand for a Surgical/Medical Workforce 10
  • 3 - Surgical Supply- Residents—The Future Surgeons 22
  • 4 - Constraints to Supply- Pertinent Issues 32
  • 5 - Calculating Physician Supply- The Model—Assumptions, Relevant Parameters, and the Algorithm 54
  • 6 - Orthopedic Surgery 67
  • 7 - Cardiothoracic Surgery 72
  • 8 - Otolaryngology 78
  • 9 - Obstetrics and Gynecology 85
  • 10 - General Surgery 93
  • 11 - Neurosurgery 103
  • 12 - Urology 108
  • 13 - The Last Hurdle- The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and Graduate Medical Education Funding 114
  • 14 - Is There a Solution? Numerical Projections, and Improving Physicians’ Productivity 127
  • 15 - Challenges and Consequences 144
  • Epilogue 156
  • Appendix 159
  • Notes 165
  • Index 187
  • About the Authors 193
  • About the Series Editor 195
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