GAO Report: HHS Needs Better Information to Assess Impact of Federal Programs on the Physician Workforce

In 2015, the federal government spent $14.5 billion to fund graduate medical education training for physicians. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was responsible for 90 percent of this spending. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends information that the agency can collect to aid in determining whether the programs are helping to ensure that enough doctors with specialties that people need will be in the places where our country needs them.

Important Data on Clinical Nonlicensed Personnel Published by GW Health Workforce Researchers

Clinical nonlicensed personnel comprise a large portion of the U.S. health care workforce, yet almost no research has examined their staffing levels in U.S. hospitals.