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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...

Author(s): Sandra Newman, LSN Health Strategy
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

California’s Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

Physician assistants (PAs) — state-licensed health professionals who practice medicine in collaboration with physicians and other providers — provide high-quality care, and are more likely to work in...

Author(s): Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz and Miranda Werts
Date: Sep. 25, 2018

Evaluation of the San Francisco Support at Home Program: Year One Report

The purpose of this project is to conduct a two-year formative and summative evaluation of the San Francisco Support at Home program. The Support at Home program provides financial support for the...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Jacqueline Miller, Susan Chapman, Timothy Bates & Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep. 12, 2018

California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have completed additional education to prepare them to deliver a broad range of services including the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep. 07, 2018