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Practicing Holistic Review in Medical Education

Holistic review is a conceptual framework that encourages medical schools to consider a wide range of criteria in deciding which applicants to admit. It promotes a balanced approach to the admissions...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Sunita Mutha, and Janet Coffman
Date: October 23, 2020

How Evidence-based Is US Dental Workforce Policy for Rural Communities?

Populations residing in rural America have lower rates of dental care utilization, higher rates of dental caries, less water fluoridation, and fewer dentists per capita when compared to those living...

Author(s): Miranda Werts, Ginachukwa Amah, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: October 2, 2020

The Impact of Nurse Delegation Regulations on the Provision of Home Care Services: A Four-State Case Study

The objective of this study was to explore how home care workers and the agencies that employ them interact with their state’s nurse practice act in the provision of care. Using a qualitative case...

Author(s): Nancy Dudley, Jacqueline Miller, Mary Lou Breslin, Susan A. Chapman, and Joanne Spetz. 
Date: September 23, 2020

Medical Care Delivery in US Nursing Homes: Current and Future Practice

The delivery of medical care services in US nursing homes (NH) is dependent on a workforce comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners (NP), and physician assistants (PA). Each of these disciplines...

Author(s): Paul R Katz, Kira Ryskina, Debra Saliba, Andrew Costa, Hye-Young Jung, Laura M Wagner, Mark Aaron Unruh, Benjamin J Smith, Andrea Moser, Joanne Spetz, Sid Feldman, and Jurgis Karuza
Date: September 22, 2020

Dental Workforce Trends: A National Study of Gender Diversity and Practice Patterns

The dental workforce is increasingly gender diverse. This study analyzed gender differences in dental practice using the American Dental Association’s 2010-2016 Masterfile and the 2017 Survey of...

Author(s): Simona Surdu, Elizabeth Mertz, Margaret Langelier, and Jean Moore
Date: August 28, 2020

Evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community paramedicine, also known as mobile integrated health, is an innovative model of care that is being implemented throughout the United States. The California Emergency Medical Services...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Cynthia Wides, Lisel Blash, Ginachukwu Amah, Igor Geyn, and Matthew Niedzwiecki
Date: August 24, 2020

The Relationship Between Portable School‐Based Oral Health Prevention Services and Subsequent Oral Health Treatment

This study examines whether a portable, school‐based, preventive oral health program was associated with reduced use of treatment services over time. They obtained encounter data from Community...

Author(s): Nadereh Pourat, Xiao Chen, and Joanne Spetz
Date: August 20, 2020

Nurse Practitioner Role and Practice Environment in Primary and in Nonprimary Care in California

The nurse practitioner (NP) role has evolved substantially from its origins in primary care, with NPs increasingly being employed in the medical and surgical specialties. Between 2008 and 2016, there...

Author(s): Shira Winters, Susan A. Chapman, Garrett K. Chan, Karen Duderstadt, and Joanne Spetz
Date: July 23, 2020

Nurse Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes

In the US, nursing home residents and staff have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study compares nursing homes in California with and without COVID-19 positive residents. They...

Author(s): Charlene Harrington, Leslie Ross, Susan Chapman, Elizabeth Halifax, Bruce Spurlock, and Debra Bakerjian
Date: July 7, 2020

Measurement of Nonbillable Service Value Activities by Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and Clinical Nurse Specialists in Ambulatory Specialty Care

Revenue-generating health care activities, generally accepted as a measure of productivity, do not account for the full range of health care activities that enhance patient care. We analyzed the...

Author(s): Shira Winter, Garrett K Chan, Clair Kuriakose, Karen Duderstadt, Joanne Spetz, Debbie Hsieh, Charlene Platon, and Susan A Chapman
Date: June 30, 2020