Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Share this article on:

New York’s Health Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act: An Investigation of the Effects of Nonrecurring Increases in Health Worker Wage on Health Worker Supply

Patel, Kavin MIB

doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000017

This article analyzes New York’s Health Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act of 2002. The analysis comes in 4 parts: part 1 provides a brief overview of New York’s economy as it relates to health care, a feel for the political climate at the time, and a detailed presentation of the chain of events that connect this climate to the birth of the Health Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act of 2002; part 2 consists of a breakdown of the provisions contained within bill, including major and minor goals, intended effects, and the mechanics behind raising supporting funds; part 3 explores what actually happened by evaluating available data to determine whether the bill’s 2 major goals of workforce recruitment and retention were fulfilled; and finally, part 4 will take all the aforementioned information to determine the overall success of the bill, the implications, and specific suggestions for future policy changes that time has revealed since its inception.

Author Affiliation: University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando.

The author has no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Kavin Patel, MIB, 4008 Lake Underhill Rd, Apt M, Orlando, FL 32803 (

Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.