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Straightforward analysis of the nation’s health care and how to improve it.

Recent Publications

Data Snapshot

An examination of the behavioral health workforce and discussion of why looking beyond psychiatrists and psychologists is important for addressing shortages.

Oct. 26, 2023
Share Image for "Who's Your Therapist: Examining the Behavioral Health Workforce" data snapshot.
Issue Brief

The AAMC Research and Action Institute defines challenges faced in rural communities and reviews policy efforts and opportunities to improve rural health care.

Sept. 27, 2023
Average number of claims per fee-for-service Medicare beneficiary by provider type and rurality, 2021.
Issue Brief

The institute’s inaugural Fellow in Residence, Gaetano Forte, describes the promise, limitations, and future work needed to improve workforce projections.

June 29, 2023
Graph comparing 10 projections of physicians FTEs in 2020 with an estimated number in 2020.  The 10 projecctions are one from COGME 2005, one from HRSA 2006, and eight from AAMC, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. The AAMC projections had smaller ranges and appear to become more accurate as the year of the projection got closer to 2020.

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