HHS Plans HIV Clinician Workforce Study

In an effort to measure, develop and predict future needs for the nation's HIV primary-care clinician workforce, HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration is proposing to conduct a two-year study that will help provide national and state-level projections of the workforce through 2015.

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Source: Modern Physician

HRSA is requesting Office of Management and Budget approval to survey 3,500 clinicians on the size and characteristics of their HIV patient load, their patient-management strategies and the clinicians' own demographic information—including any plans they may have to retire or to cut back hours spent in direct patient care, according to a HRSA document scheduled for publication in the Jan. 10 Federal Register (PDF).