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The Healthcare Professional WorkforceUnderstanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry$
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Timothy J. Hoff, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, and Gary J. Young

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190215651

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215651.001.0001

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Introduction to the Book and the Forces Transforming the Health Professional Workforce in the United States

Introduction to the Book and the Forces Transforming the Health Professional Workforce in the United States

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(p.1) 1 Introduction to the Book and the Forces Transforming the Health Professional Workforce in the United States
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The Healthcare Professional Workforce
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Timothy J. Hoff

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Gary J. Young

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215651.003.0001

This chapter serves as an introduction to the volume and gives an overview of a number of important developments occurring within US healthcare that are driving change in the health professions. External developments such as evidence-based medicine, payment reform, the rise of consumer-based models of care delivery, the corporatization of the US health quality movement, and various health workforce shortages are described. These developments have created a crucible within which new professional work jurisdictions are formed, professional power and control become more fluid, intraprofessional stratification occurs, demand for new models of interprofessional collaboration grows, and health professions and the organizations in which they do their work seek new ways of coexisting. We do not presume to cover all aspects of these environmental developments here. Rather, the chapter is meant as a primer that sets the stage for the discussions and analysis in subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Transformation, Change, Diversity and stratification, Consumer engagement, Health care outcomes, Process improvement, Pay for performance, Professional service firms

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