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Oncology Workforce Supply: A Story About Improving Workforce With Data

Since then, the ASCO and AAMC have continued to update their database to reflect changes in cancer diagnosis and survival rates, new oncology-pipeline residents, and demographic changes in the physician pipeline.Download the report here.

This 2013 report highlights what insights we can learn from this rich set of data: where is this segment of the workforce today and where is it going tomorrow?

One essential finding: the share of oncologists older than 64 is increasing while the proportion of those oncologists under age 40 is shrinking. This report also uncovers an interesting observation of other internal-medicine subspecialties: female physicians appear to be driving the growth of these subspecialties.

Imagine what other insights we could gain from comprehensive, data-driven workforce analysis? How could we improve care for patients and families while helping to train new health care professionals for the jobs of the future?

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