Richard (Buz) Cooper, MD is Director of the Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce at New York Institute of Technology and a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. During more than 50 years as a physician, he has practiced hematology and oncology, conducted experimental hematology research, directed a cancer center (at Penn), been dean of a medical school (at the Medical College of Wisconsin), led a health policy institute (also at Wisconsin) and initiated a workforce center (at NYiT). Over the past 15 years, his efforts have been focused on critical issues in health care policy related principally to the demand for physicians and other health care professionals and the forces that drive health care spending. Through this journey, he has rediscovered the essential role of professionalism in health care and the central importance of poverty in the growth of health care spending.
- National Income Inequality and Local Poverty: Correlates of Health Care Spending
- Another Look at Jobs
- Squeezing Physicians is Not Good for Jobs Growth
- IOM says “Target Decision Making.” No. Target Poverty
- Geographic Variation Is Explained by Disease
- More War on Waste: Do Hospitals Profit from Complications?
- Not Your Usual Primary Care Provider
- Critical Access Hospitals: The Canary in the Mine for Specialist Shortages?
- Readmission Legislation is Harming Hospitals that Care for Poorer and Sicker Patinets
- Federal Reserve Paper: Geographic Variation Can’t Tell Much about Efficiency or Quality
- Action for Better Healthcare.com: Readmission legislation will harm hospitals that care for the poor
- BetterHealth.com: Geographic Variation & Healthcare Reform
- Diversity and Consistency–The Challenge Of Maintaining Quality in a Multidisciplinary Workforce
- Interview on the Medinnovation Blog
- It’s Time to Address the Problem of Physician Shortages – Graduate Medical Education is the Key
- More Is More And Less Is Less: The Case Of Mississippi
- Myth and Reality Underlying the Needed Expansion of Graduate Medical Education
- Senate HELP Committee Testimony
- States With More Health Care Spending Have Better-Quality Health Care: Lessons About Medicare
- States With More Physicians Have Better-Quality Health Care
- Weighing the Evidence for Expanding Physician Supply