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The Association of Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws With Emergency Department Use

Overuse and inappropriate use of emergency departments (EDs) remains an important issue within the US health care system, as an estimated 37% of ED visits involve nonurgent care that could be...

Author(s): Benjamin J. McMichael, Joanne Spetz, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Source: Medical Care
Date: Mar. 12, 2019

Evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community paramedicine (CP), 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: Feb. 28, 2019

CIN Toolkit: Three Strategies to Help Primary Care Teams Treat Substance Use Disorders

This document is a guide for primary care organizations and care teams working to integrate substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services. It provides proven strategies, best practices, and tools...

Author(s): Crystal Eubanks, Senior Manager of Practice Transformation, California Quality Collaborative
Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and Physicians in Low-Income and Rural Areas, 2010-2016

Nurse practitioners (NPs) constitute the largest and fastest growing group of nonphysician primary care clinicians. As the primary care physician (PCP) shortage persists, examination of trends in...

Author(s): Ying Xue, Joyce A. Smith and Joanne Spetz
Source: JAMA
Date: Jan. 08, 2019

Regional Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

Some regions of California face nursing shortages, according to new projections of supply and demand through 2035. The forecasts, which account for population growth, population aging, and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec. 11, 2018

Regional Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

Some regions of California face nursing shortages, according to new projections of supply and demand through 2035. The forecasts, which account for population growth, population aging, and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec. 11, 2018

Exploring Health Economics Course Competencies’ Value for Nurse Administrators

A survey of nursing administrators in the US was conducted to solicit opinions about health economics (HE) course competencies for baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs. The survey was conducted to ...

Author(s): Maia Platt,Andrea Kwasky, Douglas A. MacDonald and Joanne Spetz
Date: Nov. 28, 2018

The Impact of Federal and State Policy on Oral Health Care Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings

Residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities have a significantly higher risk of poor oral health status compared with those living independently; moreover, the provision of oral health services to...

Author(s): Keely Walgama, Cynthia Wides, Aubri Kottek and Elizabeth Mertz.
Date: Nov. 21, 2018

CIN Connections, Fall 2018: Integrating Primary Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Ensuring that Californians have timely access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that is appropriately linked to their physical health care represents a huge challenge and opportunity for...

Date: Oct. 18, 2018

Medication Adherence, Costs, and ER Visits of Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care Physician Patients

Objective To compare medication adherence, cost, and utilization in Medicare beneficiaries attributed to nurse practitioners (NP) and primary care physicians (PCP). Data Medicare Part A, B, and D...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Chaoran Guo, Cindy Thomas and Jennifer Perloff
Date: Oct. 03, 2018