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Nursing Testimony Before Congress, 1993-2011

This article describes nurses' testimony before congressional committees between 1993 and 2011. We address three questions: (a) How have trends in nurses' testimony changed over time? (b) What do...

Author(s): Sally Cohen, Ulrike Muench
Date: Aug. 01, 2012

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Spring 2012

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in spring 2012 of Chief Nursing Officers at general acute care hospitals in California, to evaluate the overall demand for RNs in the state....

Author(s): Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 23, 2012

The Labour Market for Human Resources for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

All low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have health worker labour markets. Some of these countries’ markets function better than others and all can be improved. What does it mean when experts say...

Author(s): Richard M Scheffler, Tim Bruckner, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 11, 2012

Editorial: Oral Health

The Institute of Medicine has called for nurses to play a greater role in oral health. Nurses often provide care for the vulnerable populations that are least likely to receive necessary, health-...

Author(s): Terry Fulmer, Rita Jablonski, Elizabeth Mertz, Mary George, Stefanie Russell
Date: Jul. 05, 2012

The Virtual Dental Home: Implications for Policy and Strategy

Widely recognized problems with the U.S. health care system, including rapidly increasing costs and disparities in access and outcomes also exist in oral health. If oral health systems are to meet...

Author(s): Paul Glassman, Maureen Harrington, Elizabeth Mertz, Maysa Namakian
Date: Jul. 01, 2012

On the Road to Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records: A Survey of California Physicians

Report on findings from a 2011 survey of a sample of California physicians regarding the availability of electronic health records in their practices.

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Kevin Grumbach, Margaret Fix, Leon Traister, Andrew B. Bindman
Date: Jun. 11, 2012

Preparing the Clinic Leaders of Tomorrow - The Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Program

California’s community clinics require strong, committed leaders who can navigate their organizations through an increasingly complex healthcare system and meet the needs of their diverse patient...

Author(s): BTW Informing Change
Date: Jun. 01, 2012

Patient Turnover as a Moderator of the Relationship between Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes

High patient turnover (patient throughput generated by admissions, discharges, and transfers) contributes to increased demands and resources for care. We examined how the relationship between...

Author(s): Shin Hye Park, Mary Blegen, Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Holly De Groot
Date: Jun. 01, 2012

San Francisco Quality Culture Series: Transforming Leadership Teams Across the San Francisco Safety Net

The San Francisco Quality Culture Series (SFQCS) was as a year-long collaborative learning program for clinic leadership teams aimed at building their improvement capacity and skills as leaders of...

Author(s): Angela Marks
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: May. 25, 2012

The Effect of Different Methods of Remuneration on the Behaviour of Primary Care Dentists

Objective: To evaluate the effects of different methods of remuneration on the professional behaviour of primary care dentists and associated patient outcomes. Full Publication

Author(s): Paul Brocklehurst, Juliet Price, Anne-Marie Glenny, Martin Tickle, Stephen Birch, Elizabeth Mertz, Jostein Grytten
Date: May. 16, 2012