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Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2013

This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care (GAC) hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California, conducted in fall 2013. This is the fourth annual survey of...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Lela Chu, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz
Date: Aug. 06, 2014

Non-White Students Make up the Majority of Californians Pursuing Health Care Education

This issue brief explores two related phenomena: growth in the number of non-White students pursuing health professions-related education, and the role played by private for-profit institutions play...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Jul. 31, 2014

The Growth of For-Profit Colleges in California: Impacts on the Health Professions

The growth of for-profit postsecondary institutions in the US has been the focus of several national studies, media reports, and legislative activity in recent years. Concerns have been raised about...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Jul. 31, 2014

Diversity in California’s Mental Health Workforce and Education Pipeline

Current data suggest that segments of California’s mental health care workforce are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. The psychology profession continues to be a predominantly White...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Jul. 31, 2014

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Date: Jul. 03, 2014

Direct Access to Midlevel Dental Providers: An Evidence Synthesis

Objectives: Direct access is a term that describes the ability of patients to seek health care from midlevel dental providers (MLDPs) without first seeing a dentist. The objective of this study was...

Author(s): Paul Brocklehurst, Elizabeth Mertz, Katarina Jerkovic-Cosic, Anne Littlewood, Martin Tickle
Date: Jun. 20, 2014

Survey of Nurses’ Educational Experiences, 2013

California registered nurses were surveyed to learn their experiences with obtaining post-licensure education, and their interest in pursuing additional education.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu, Lisel Blash, Jessica Lin, Dennis Keane
Date: Jun. 10, 2014

Calling All Doctors: What Type of Insurance Do You Accept?

Editorial accompanying an article on an audit study of physicians' acceptance of new patients with Medicaid and private health insurance. Full Publication

Author(s): Andrew Bindman, Janet M. Coffman
Date: Jun. 01, 2014

Beyond Pediatrics: Maintaining Oral Health Across the Lifespan

Oral health is directly related to systemic health, yet many Americans have limited to no access to dental health professionals. Nurse practitioners are in an excellent position to fill this void by...

Author(s): Rita Jablonski, Elizabeth Mertz, John Featherstone, Terry Fulmer
Date: Jun. 01, 2014

What Do Health Care Unions Do? A Response to Manthous

In response to Manthous, we discuss the role of unions in health care. The ethical quandary that Manthous perceives in health care worker unions is overstated because patient and worker interests are...

Author(s): Michael Ash, Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz
Source: Medical Care
Date: May. 01, 2014