Thomas C Ricketts

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Medicare costs and surgeon supply in hospital service areas
    Thomas C Ricketts
    American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Surg 255:474-7. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint State and local partnerships for meeting the healthcare needs of small and often remote rural communities
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    N C Med J 67:43-50. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The health care workforce: will it be ready as the boomers age? A review of how we can know (or not know) the answer
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:417-30. 2011
  4. pmc Preparing the health services research workforce
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 M L King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:2227-41. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Medical practitioner supply from a national perspective
    Thomas C Ricketts
    University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    N C Med J 68:176-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Designating places and populations as medically underserved: a proposal for a new approach
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:567-89. 2007
  7. doi request reprint The migration of surgeons
    Thomas C Ricketts
    American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Ann Surg 251:363-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Numbers of minority health professionals: where do we stand?
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    N C Med J 65:381-4. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Access in health services research: the battle of the frameworks
    Thomas C Ricketts
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Nurs Outlook 53:274-80. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Characteristics of practice among rural and urban general surgeons in North Carolina
    Jennifer King
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Ann Surg 249:1052-60. 2009

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Medicare costs and surgeon supply in hospital service areas
    Thomas C Ricketts
    American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Surg 255:474-7. 2012
    ..To quantify the correlates of variations of Medicare per beneficiary costs at the hospital service area level and determine whether physician supply and the specialty of physicians has a significant relationship with cost variation...
  2. ncbi request reprint State and local partnerships for meeting the healthcare needs of small and often remote rural communities
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    N C Med J 67:43-50. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The health care workforce: will it be ready as the boomers age? A review of how we can know (or not know) the answer
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:417-30. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Preparing the health services research workforce
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 M L King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:2227-41. 2009
    ..To describe the ways in which investigators are trained for careers in health services research and estimate their number...
  5. ncbi request reprint Medical practitioner supply from a national perspective
    Thomas C Ricketts
    University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    N C Med J 68:176-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Designating places and populations as medically underserved: a proposal for a new approach
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:567-89. 2007
    ..Its use, however, requires careful explanation to and support from affected groups...
  7. doi request reprint The migration of surgeons
    Thomas C Ricketts
    American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Ann Surg 251:363-7. 2010
    ..The overall tendency of movers was to go to places that had more physicians and a better overall economic environment. These trends, if they continue, may create pressure on access in rural and urban underserved areas...
  8. ncbi request reprint Numbers of minority health professionals: where do we stand?
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    N C Med J 65:381-4. 2004
    ..But these goals must be re-stated, and intensified efforts are required if any reasonable parity in representation of minorities among the health professions is to be achieved...
  9. ncbi request reprint Access in health services research: the battle of the frameworks
    Thomas C Ricketts
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Nurs Outlook 53:274-80. 2005
    ..Access is an important concept in the study of the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare services. It is also an important political symbol and policy goal...
  10. doi request reprint Characteristics of practice among rural and urban general surgeons in North Carolina
    Jennifer King
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Ann Surg 249:1052-60. 2009
    ..To examine variation in the practice patterns of individual general surgeons and how they differ between rural and urban areas of North Carolina...
  11. doi request reprint The road to efficiency? Re-examining the impact of the primary care physician workforce on health care utilization rates
    David Bradley Wright
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
    Soc Sci Med 70:2006-10. 2010
    ..Investigators should be aware of the implications of aggregating data and acknowledge any resultant limitations...
  12. doi request reprint Projecting surgeon supply using a dynamic model
    Erin P Fraher
    Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Ann Surg 257:867-72. 2013
    ..To develop a projection model to forecast the head count and full-time equivalent supply of surgeons by age, sex, and specialty in the United States from 2009 to 2028...
  13. doi request reprint The diffusion of physicians
    Thomas C Ricketts
    American College of Surgeons Policy Research Institute, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1409-15. 2008
    ..These trends, if they continue, may help decrease access to physician care in rural and urban underserved areas...
  14. pmc Defining urban and rural areas in U.S. epidemiologic studies
    Susan A Hall
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27709 3398, USA
    J Urban Health 83:162-75. 2006
    ..Further study of the utility of these measures in health studies is warranted...
  15. ncbi request reprint Urban-rural flows of physicians
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Rural Health Research Program, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Rural Health 23:277-85. 2007
    ..Rural areas are likely to lose relatively more physicians. Policy makers must know how to anticipate what changes in distribution are likely to happen to better target policies...
  16. pmc Mortality and physician supply: does region hold the key to the paradox?
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina, 725 M L King, Jr Blvd CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2233-51; discussion 2294-323. 2007
    ..To determine if the supply of physicians has a consistent relationship with mortality across regions...
  17. doi request reprint Increasing the number of trainees in general surgery residencies: is there capacity?
    Anthony G Charles
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Acad Med 86:599-604. 2011
    ..S. surgical workforce. Given the likelihood of increasing shortages of general surgeons, the authors evaluated available expansion capacity of existing general surgery residency programs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of program logic models in the Southern Rural Access Program evaluation
    Donald Pathman
    Cecil G Sheps Center, CB 7590, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Rural Health 19:308-13. 2003
    ..Program logic models, on balance, proved their merit in the SRAP through their contributions to its management and evaluation and by providing a better understanding of the program's initiatives, successes, and potential impact...
  19. doi request reprint Interdependence of general surgeons and primary care physicians in rural communities
    Donald E Pathman
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, UNC Campus Box 7590, 725 Martin Luther King Jr, Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:1293-302, vii-viii. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Arguing for rural health in Medicare: a progressive rhetoric for rural America
    Thomas C Ricketts
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Rural Health 20:43-51. 2004
    ..The paper suggests that the rhetoric of rural advocates can be better structured to advocate for policies on the basis of a progressive sense of fairness...
  21. pmc How adults' access to outpatient physician services relates to the local supply of primary care physicians in the rural southeast
    Donald E Pathman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC CH CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:79-102. 2006
    ..To examine how access to outpatient medical care varies with local primary care physician densities across primary care service areas (PCSAs) in the rural Southeast, for adults as a whole and separately for the elderly and poor...
  22. ncbi request reprint Innovative approach to research and policy in matter of health workforce
    Thomas C Ricketts
    University of North Carolina, USA
    Cah Sociol Demogr Med 48:266-9. 2008
  23. doi request reprint Physical therapy health human resource ratios: a comparative analysis of the United States and Canada
    Michel D Landry
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Phys Ther 89:149-61. 2009
    ..In this study, HHR ratios for physical therapists across the United States were estimated in order to conduct a comparative analysis of the United States and Canada...
  24. doi request reprint Service-linked scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for nurses in the southeast
    Samir I Thaker
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Prof Nurs 24:122-30. 2008
    ..Future research should identify and describe these programs for other regions, measure outcomes, and offer recommendations to maximize their effectiveness in alleviating nursing shortages...
  25. pmc Workforce issues in rural areas: a focus on policy equity
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Sheps Center UNC CB 7590, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:42-8. 2005
    ..Health workforce policies must be normative to ensure equity for rural communities, but goals in this area can be achieved only through a balance of utilitarian and coercive mechanisms...
  26. ncbi request reprint A periodic feature to inform North Carolina healthcare professionals about current topics in health statistics
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    N C Med J 67:235-6. 2006
  27. pmc Understanding biased selection in Medicare HMOs
    Michelle M Mello
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:961-92. 2003
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of market factors associated with provision of peritoneal dialysis services
    Virginia Wang
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:537-58. 2011
    ..These findings warrant further investigation on dialysis facilities' provision of a preferred, potentially beneficial, and cost-effective therapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Rural health research and rural health in the 21st century: the future of rural health and the future of rural health services research
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7590, USA
    J Rural Health 18:140-6. 2002
    ..Rural health research can answer questions about why the distribution of resources is unfair without depending solely on pure definitions..
  30. ncbi request reprint The global health workforce shortage: role of surgeons and other providers
    George F Sheldon
    Department of Surgery, The University of North Carolina, CB 7050, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7050, USA
    Adv Surg 42:63-85. 2008
    ..The recommendation that students make personal specialty choices reversed the prior recommendation that a majority of students enter primary care practice...
  31. ncbi request reprint Urbanization and breast cancer incidence in North Carolina, 1995-1999
    Susan A Hall
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7439, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:796-803. 2005
    ..We investigated the relationship between urbanization and breast cancer in North Carolina (1995-1999), and considered hospital characteristics as an explanation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Area Health Education Centers: strengths, challenges, and implications for Academic Health Science Center leaders
    Bryan J Weiner
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 30:194-202. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint How the Affordable Care Act will affect access to health care in North Carolina
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    N C Med J 74:324-9. 2013
    ..This article reviews the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) that are intended to improve access and discusses how the ACA will change access to care for Americans...
  34. doi request reprint The role of academic health centers and their partners in reconfiguring and retooling the existing workforce to practice in a transformed health system
    Erin P Fraher
    Dr Fraher is director, Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy, Cecil G Sheps Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Dr Ricketts is professor, Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Ms Lefebvre is associate director, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Dr Newton is vice dean, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program of the School of Medicine, and William B Aycock Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Acad Med 88:1812-6. 2013
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Analysis of interest group influence on federal school meals regulations 1992 to 1996
    Suzanne Havala Hobbs
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7411, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:90-8. 2004
    ..The study provides suggestions for using the experiences of 1992 to 1996 to guide future advocacy efforts and for adapting the approach for application to other food and nutrition policies...
  36. ncbi request reprint The changing metropolitan designation process and rural America
    Rebecca T Slifkin
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Rural Health 20:1-6. 2004
    ..The central problem to this classification scheme is that it tracks the urban growth of the nation and its tendency toward agglomeration of markets but pays little attention to the places that are outside CBSAs altogether...
  37. ncbi request reprint Geographic information systems and public health
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Department of Health Policy and Administration and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health, Services Research, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7590, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 24:1-6. 2003
    ..GIS is not the complete solution to understanding the distribution of disease and the problems of public health but is an important way in which to better illuminate how humans interact with their environment to create or deter health...
  38. ncbi request reprint Access to care for North Carolina's uninsured
    Pam Silberman
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    N C Med J 63:35-47. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial enrollment of rural patients with cancer
    Electra D Paskett
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer Pract 10:28-35. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the effect of a rural community clinical oncology program-based cancer-care intervention program that was launched to increase the number of rural patients with cancer enrolled in clinical trials...
  40. ncbi request reprint An analysis of Medicare's Incentive Payment program for physicians in health professional shortage areas
    Leighton Chan
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash, USA
    J Rural Health 20:109-17. 2004
    ..Medicare's Incentive Payment (MIP) program provides a 10% bonus payment to providers who treat Medicare patients in rural and urban areas where there is a shortage of generalist physicians...
  41. ncbi request reprint Policy forum: taking care of those who serve
    Thomas C Ricketts
    N C Med J 69:22. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint More on primary care
    Thomas C Ricketts
    N C Med J 63:274. 2002
  43. ncbi request reprint Primary care physician supply in North Carolina
    Thomas C Ricketts
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Researh, USA
    N C Med J 66:253-4. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Policy forum: Cancer in North Carolina
    Thomas C Ricketts
    N C Med J 69:284. 2008
  45. ncbi request reprint Policy forum: data and health policy
    Thomas C Ricketts
    N C Med J 69:101. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint Long term regional migration patterns of physicians over the course of their active practice careers
    Alain Vanasse
    Family Medicine Department, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Rural Remote Health 7:812. 2007
    ..This study aimed to examine the geographic transition of physicians at two points in time (1981 and 2003), in and out the four US census regions (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Policy forum: chronic kidney disease in North Carolina
    Thomas C Ricketts
    N C Med J 69:196. 2008