Study selected for the Electrode Store Best Paper Presentation at AAP Annual Meeting

By | December 1, 2007

A study by Richard Wilson, MD, Steven Lewis, MS, and Patrick Murray, MD, MS was selected for the Electrode Store Best Paper Presentation for the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The study, titled ÒTrends in Rehabilitation Therapist Workforce in Underserved Areas 1980 Ð 2000,Ó examines the supply of physical, occupational, and speech therapists in rural and medically underserved areas in the United States. The key findings are the size of the workforce of physical, occupational, and speech therapists grew at a slower rate in urban and medically underserved areas over the two decades 1980 Ð 2000 than the size of the workforce in the counterpart areas. This may represent a misallocation of supply given that demand is likely greater in rural areas where there is a greater representation of the elderly. Dr. Wilson will present the findings at the annual meeting of the AAP in Anaheim, California in February of 2008.(posted 1/2008)Association of Academic Physiatrists, Richard Wilson, MD