Publications of the ACS Health Policy Research Institute

Fact Sheets

Burn care: Are there sufficient providers and facilities? (November 2011)

 

The Geographic Distribution of General Surgeons: Comparisons across Time and Specialties (September 2011)

 

Developing an Index for Surgical Underservice (July 2011)

 

Independent Practice Becoming Increasingly Rare among Surgeons (January 2011)

 

The Aging Surgeon Population (May 2010)

 

Charity Care Among Surgeons (May 2010)

Pediatric Surgeons: Subspecialists Increasing Faster than Generalists (July 2009)

 

Surgical Deserts in the US: Places Without Surgeons (July 2009)

 

Longitudinal Trends in the U.S. Surgical Workforce (May 2009)

 

 

Other Publications

ACS Health Policy Research Institute and the American Association of Medical Colleges.  The Surgery Workforce in the United States: Profile and Recent Trends. April 2010.

Gaul K, Poley ST, Ricketts III TC, Walker E, and Groves J. “Mapping the Supply of Surgeons in the United States, 2009”.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute, April 2010.

ACS Health Policy Research Institute and the American Association of Medical Colleges.  The Surgery Workforce in the United States: Profile and Recent Trends. March 2009.

 

Journal Articles

Ricketts T, Belsky D. Medicare Costs and the Physician Workforce. Annals of Surgery. September 2011. In press.

Ricketts T, Neuwahl S, Thompson K. The Geographic Distribution of General Surgeons: Comparisons across Time and Specialties. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons; In press. September 2011.

Wright, DB, Scarborough JE. Characterizing and Fostering Charity Care in the Surgeon Workforce. Annals of Surgery; July 2011; 254(1 ):169-173.

Poley ST, Elizabeth KW, Lyons JC, Newkirk VR, Thompson K. North Carolina Surgical Workforce Trends. NC Med J; 72(3):249-251.

Ricketts T, Thompson K, Neuwahl S, McGee V. Developing an Index of Surgical Underservice. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons; July 2011; 95(7):45-47.

Sheldon GF. The Evolving Surgeon Shortage in the Health Reform Era. J Gastrointest Surg. May 2011;15:1104-1111.

Fraher E, Poley S, Sheldon G, Ricketts T, Thompson K. The ACS HPRI: Shaping Public Policy through Evidence-based Policy Analyses. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. May 2011; 95(5):37-45.

Poley S, Newkirk V, Thompson K, Ricketts T. Independent Practice Becoming Increasingly Rare Among Surgeons. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. March 2011; 95(3):40-41.

Etzioni DA, Finlayson SR, Ricketts TR, Lynge DC, Dimick JB. Getting the science right on the surgeon workforce issue. Archives of Surgery; 2011; 146(4): 381-384.

Ricketts, T. The Health Care Workforce: Will It Be Ready as the Boomers Age? A Review of How We Can Know (or Not Know) the Answer. Annu. Rev. Public Health. 2011; 32:22.1-22.14

Maiga AW, Poley S, Walker E, Lesesne S, Ricketts T, Characteristics and Motivations of Surgeons Moving to and from Rural Communities: A cross-sectional study and national survey. Under revision.

Charles A, Gaul K, Poley S. Surgical Workforce in the American South. The American Surgeon. Feb 2011; 77(2):133-8.

Charles A, Walker E, Poley S, Sheldon G, Ricketts T, Meyer A. Increasing the Number of Trainees in General Surgery: Is there Capacity? Academic Medicine. May 2011; 86(5):599-604.

Walker E, Poley S, Ricketts T. The Aging Surgeon Population. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. December 2010; 95(12).

Stitzenberg K, Meropol N. Trends in Centralization of Cancer Surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology. November 2010; 17(11):2824-31.

Nelligan C, Wright B, Scarborough J, Poley S, Walker E, Ricketts T. Charity Care among Surgeons. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. November 2010; 95(11):40-41.

Sheldon, George. Access to Care and the Surgeon Shortage. Annals of Surgery. October 2010; 252(4):582-590.

Poley S., Ricketts, T., Belsky, D., Gaul, K. Pediatric surgeons: subspecialists increase faster than generalists. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. October 2010; 95(10): 36-39. http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/bulletin/2010/poley1010.pdf

Ricketts TC. Surgery does not drive volume of physician services. Surgery News. September 2010; p. 4

Stitzenberg K, Wong Y, Nielsen M, Egleston B, Uzzo R. Trends in Radical Prostatectomy: Centralization, Robotics, and Access to Urologic Cancer Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol 28:15s, 2010 (suppl; abstr 6023).

Belsky D, Ricketts T, Poley S. Surgical Underservice in the U.S. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. September 2010; 95(9): 32-35. http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/bulletin/2010/belsky0910.pdf

Sheldon GF. The Surgeon Shortage: Constructive Participation during Health Reform. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. June 2010; 210(6):887-894.

Walker E, Poley S, Ricketts T. The Aging Surgeon Population. Fact Sheets. Issue 5. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute; May 2010.

Nelligan C, Wright B, Scarborough J, Poley S, Walker E, Ricketts T. Charity Care Among Surgeons. Fact Sheets. Issue 4. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute; May 2010.

ACS Health Policy Research Institute and the American Association of Medical Colleges. The Surgery Workforce in the United States: Profile and Recent Trends. April 2010.

Gaul K, Poley S, Ricketts T, Walker E, Groves J. Mapping the Supply of Surgeons in the United States, 2009. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute; April 2010.

Ricketts T. The Migration of Surgeons. Annals of Surgery. February 2010; 251(2):363-7.

Sheldon GF. Health Care Reform: Are We Missing the Important Issues? Annals of Surgery. February 2010; 251(2):201-2.

Ricketts T. Preparing the Health Services Research Workforce. Health Services Research. December 2009; 14(6):2227-41.

Pathman D, Ricketts T. Interdependence of General Surgeons and Primary Care Physicians in Rural Communities. Surgical Clinics of North America. December 2009; 89(6):1293-302.

Ricketts T, King J, Fraher E. Productivity of General Surgeons: Age, Gender and Location Effects. Cahiers de Sociologie et de Démographie médicales. October 2009; 49(3):336-7.

Stitzenberg K, Sigurdson E, Egleston B, Starkey R, Meropol N. Centralization of cancer surgery: implications for patient access to optimal care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, October 2009; 27(28):4671-8.

Ricketts T. How Many Physicians? How Much Does It Matter? JAMA. October 2009; 302(15): 1701-2.

Poley S, Belsky D, Gaul K, Ricketts T, Fraher E, Sheldon G. Longitudinal Trends in the US Surgical Workforce, 1981-2006. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. August 2009; 94(8):27-31. http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/bulletin/2009/poley0809.pdf

Poley S, Ricketts T, Belsky D, Gaul K. Pediatric Surgeons: Subspecialists Increasing Faster than Generalists. Fact Sheets. Issue 3. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute; July 2009.

Belsky D, Ricketts T, Poley S. Surgical Underservice in the U.S. Fact Sheets. Issue 2. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute; July 2009.

King J, Fraher E, Ricketts T, Charles A, Sheldon GF, Meyer A. Characteristics of Practice Among Rural and Urban General Surgeons in North Carolina. Annals of Surgery. June 2009; 249(6):1052-60.

ACS Health Policy Research Institute and the American Association of Medical Colleges. The Surgery Workforce in the United States: Profile and Recent Trends; March 2009.

Poley S, Belsky D, Gaul K, Ricketts T, Fraher E, Sheldon G. Longitudinal Trends in the U.S. Surgical Workforce, 1981-2006. Fact Sheets. Issue 1. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute; May 2009.

Ricketts T. Rural Health. In: Mullner R. ed. The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, Inc.; 2009:1054-8.

Ricketts T. Accessing Health Care. In: Brown T, McLafferty S, Moon G, eds. A Companion to Health and Medical Geography. London: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; 2010:521-39.

Ricketts T. Public Health Policy and the Policy-Making Process. In: Scutchfield FD, Keck CW, Mays G, eds. Principles of Public Health Practice, 3rd Edition. Clifton Park NJ: Thomson Delmar Learning; 2009:86-115.

Sheldon GF, Ricketts T, Charles, Anthony C, King J, Fraher E, Meyer A. The Global Health Workforce Shortage: Role of Surgeons and Other Providers. Advances in Surgery. September 2008; 42:63-85.

Ricketts T, Randolph R. The Diffusion of Physicians. Health Affairs. September/October, 2008; 27(3):1409-15.

Ricketts, T. Innovative Approaches to Research and Policy in Health Workforce (La recherché et l'action en quete de pistes nouvelles). Cahiers de socilogie et de demographie medicales. April/June 2008; 48(2):266-9.

Ricketts T. Healthcare Workforce Planning. In: Fried BJ, Fottler M, Johnson JA, eds. Human Resources in Healthcare: Managing for Success, 3rd Edition. Chicago, AUPHA/HAP; 2008.

Ricketts T, Holmes G. Mortality and Physician Supply: Does Region Hold the Key to the Paradox? Health Services Research. December 2007; 42(6 Pt 1):2233-2251.

Holmes G, Slifkin R, Randolph R, Poley S. The Effect of Rural Hospital Closures on Community Economic Health. Health Services Research. April 2006; 41(2):467-485.

Stitzenberg K, Sheldon GF. Progressive Specialization within General Surgery: Adding to the Complexity of Workforce Planning. Journal of American College of Surgeons. December 2005; 201(6):925-32.