The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists conducted a demographic and practice survey and found that their members are shifting away from private practice into salaried positions. The survey also found an increase in the number of group or multispecialty practices.
"Gynecologic Oncology 2010: State of the Subspecialty" looked at changes in practice characteristics and patterns, workload activities, and liability. The survey can be obtained at www.sgo.org.
"The ability to compare and contrast the subspecialty's current climate with that of five years ago gives our profession a concrete idea to the trends in women's cancer care," said Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, SGO president. "The study's findings offer a real indication of practice workforce needs, what is required of today's gynecologic oncologist, and a road map for where the profession is heading in the future."
In other news, the society has published the third installment in its four-part series on cervical cancer. The white paper, entitled "Can the Barriers to HPV Vaccination in High-Risk Populations be Overcome?" identified populations of U.S. women at high risk for cervical cancer and evaluated the known reasons for existing outcomes disparities.