Results from the 2005–2006 ACR Rheumatology Workforce Study are now available online, and the state of the workforce—and its future—is clearer than ever. The purpose of the study was to better understand the factors affecting rheumatologist supply and demand.
This landmark study represents the most comprehensive evaluation of the practice of rheumatology in the United States. The Lewin Group, a leading firm in the workforce projection field, conducted the study on behalf of the ACR.
Members can now access key findings from the comprehensive study through the ACR Web site. Visit www.rheumatology.org/educ/training/ stats to access these elements of the study:
- 2005–2006 Rheumatology Workforce Study Report;
- 2005–2006 Workforce Survey Summary;
- Excerpts from the Workforce Study;
- Summary poster presented at the 2006 ACR Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C.;
- March 2007 A&R article by Deal et al. summarizing the Rheumatology Workforce Study;
- March 2007 ACR Response to the Rheumatology Workforce Study, by ACR President Neal Birnbaum, MD; and
- ”Who Will Treat Arthritis in 2025?” from the January 2007 issue of The Rheumatologist (first article in a series).