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  1. A study of the workforce in Emergency medicine.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of The Council of the American College of Emergency Physicians. , 1997.

    Study objective 

    Emergency medicine has progressed significantly since its initial recognition as a medical specialty.

    Relatively little factual information is known, however, regarding who or how many physicians practice emergency medicine.

    The purpose of this study is to determine the total number of physicians practicing clinical emergency medicine during a specified period, to describe certain characteristics of those individuals, and to estimate the total number of full-time equivalents (FTEs), as well as the total number of individuals needed to staff those FTEs.


    Data were gathered from a survey of a random sample of 2,062 hospitals drawn from a population of 5,220 hospitals reported by the American Hospital Association as having, or potentially having, an emergency department.

    The survey instrument addressed items such as descriptive data on the institution, enumeration of physicians in the ED, as well as the total number working during the period June 1,1997, through June 14,1997.

    Demographic data on the individuals were also collected.


    A total of 942 hospitals responded (a 45.7% return rate).

    These hospitals reported a total of 5,872 physicians were working during the specified period, or an average of 7.48 persons scheduled per institution.

    The physicians were scheduled for a total of 297,062 hours.

    The average standard for FTE was 40 clinical hours per week.

    This equates to 3,713 FTEs or 4.96 FTEs per institution. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Urgence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Démographie, Numération, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Hôpital, Qualification professionnelle, Demande, Caractéristiques, Politique sanitaire, Agent santé, Homme, Force de travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Emergency, United States, North America, America, Demography, Numeration, Physician, Medical specialty, Hospital, Professional qualification, Demand, Characteristics, Health policy, Health worker, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0247374

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/09/1998.