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Demand for Temporary Agency Nurses and Nursing Shortages

There is an ongoing debate about the reasons for the growth of temporary employment of registered nurses (RNs). Some argue that efficiency incentives to increase flexibility and reduce labor costs...

Author(s): Sukyong Seo, Joanne Spetz
Date: Aug. 01, 2013

Patient-Centered Medical Home Model: Do School-Based Health Centers Fit the Model?

School-based health centers (SBHCs) are an important component of health care reform. The SBHC model of care offers accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, and...

Author(s): Satu Larson, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Aug. 01, 2013

Charting the Course: Career Paths Among Emerging Health Center Leaders

California’s community health centers face numerous challenges amidst a vast, complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Chief among these challenges is the need to adapt to changes in the...

Author(s): BTW Informing Change
Date: Jul. 30, 2013

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

This report presents supply and demand forecasts for the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce in California from 2013 through 2030. These new forecasts are based on data from the 2012 California Board of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 24, 2013

Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative Evaluation

The Greater Bay Area Mental Health & Education Workforce Collaborative (the Collaborative), is a regional partnership of mental health providers, educators, advocacy and consumer groups, and...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Jul. 14, 2013

How Can We Obtain Data on the Demand for Nurses?

Sources related to demand for nurses data are more difficult to find, and also more difficult to interpret relative to supply. When people talk about the "demand" for nurses, they can have multiple...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Christine Kovner
Date: Jul. 08, 2013

Internationally Educated Nurses in the United States: Their Origins and Roles

Despite the importance of the internationally educated nurse (IEN) workforce, there has been little research on the employment settings of IENs and other aspects of their employment. We analyzed data...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Michael Gates, Cheryl B. Jones
Date: Jun. 28, 2013

Developing a model for attending physician workload and outcomes

With increased economic pressures on hospitals, limitations on resident physician hours, and payment reductions for preventable harms, hospitals seek to increase productivity while improving the...

Author(s): Henry J. Michtalik, Peter J. Pronovost, Jill A. Marsteller, Joanne Spetz, Daniel J. Brotman
Date: Jun. 11, 2013

Long-Term Outcomes of a Dental Postbaccalaureate Program: Increasing Dental Student Diversity and Oral Health Care Access

The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry established the Dental Postbaccalaureate Program in 1998 to provide reapplication assistance to students from economically and/or...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Harvey Brody, Charles Alexander, Stuart Gansky, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: May. 01, 2013

The Nursing Workforce in an Era of Health Care Reform

The foundation of the health care delivery system is its workforce, including the 2.8 million registered nurses (RNs) who provide health care services in countless settings. The importance of RNs is...

Author(s): David I. Auerbach, Douglas O. Staiger, Ulrike Muench, Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: Apr. 18, 2013