Improving Access to Pediatric Subspecialty Care

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Improving Access to Pediatric Subspecialty Care

  1. 1. Improving Access to Pediatric Subspecialty Care Focus on Workforce Meredith Riebschleger, MD July 7, 2011
  2. 2. My Roadmap 2001-2005 2005-2008 2008-2009 2010-2011 Dean of medical education Medical education researcher Health services researcher Access to pediatric subspecialty care
  3. 3. Why focus on access to pediatric subspecialty care? <ul><li>It’s complicated! </li></ul><ul><li>It includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative mechanisms of care delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilization of alternative care providers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why focus on access to pediatric subspecialty care? <ul><li>It’s important! </li></ul><ul><li>It may affect: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcomes for children and their families </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Workforce = Stocks and flows Recruitment programs Trainees do not complete pediatric rheumatology fellowship Attendings choose to practice another specialty or to leave medicine altogether
  6. 6. Questions, feedback, thoughts?

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