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Pharmacist Workforce and Education in California

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who work with patients, physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive the safest, most effective and least costly medications....

Author(s): Connie Kwong and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Public Health Workforce and Education in California

This report presents an overview of current and future supply and demand for California’s public health workforce. Public health professionals perform a wide range of services aimed at creating the...

Author(s): Margaret Fix and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Veterinarian Workforce and Education in California

This report presents an overview of California’s veterinarian workforce. The majority of veterinarians care for companion animals (i.e., pets). Others work in settings such as agriculture, research,...

Author(s): Margaret Fix and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Physician Workforce and Medical Education in California

This report presents an overview of California’s allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians. Allopathic medical schools grant the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, while osteopathic medical...

Author(s): Margaret Fix and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Oral Health Workforce and Education in California

Dentists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat problems related to oral health. Common tasks include repairing or removing damaged teeth, filling cavities, performing root canals,...

Author(s): Connie Kwong and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce and Education in California

Registered nurses (RNs) are the largest group of health care professionals in the United States. They work in a wide range of health care settings and provide a variety of services including acute...

Author(s): Connie Kwong and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Optometry Workforce and Education in California

Optometrists are health care professionals who have earned a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Common tasks performed by optometrists include conducting eye examinations, diagnosing vision problems (...

Author(s): Connie Kwong and Janet M. Coffman
Date: July 31, 2020

Nurse Practitioner Role and Practice Environment in Primary and in Nonprimary Care in California

The nurse practitioner (NP) role has evolved substantially from its origins in primary care, with NPs increasingly being employed in the medical and surgical specialties. Between 2008 and 2016, there...

Author(s): Shira Winters, Susan A. Chapman, Garrett K. Chan, Karen Duderstadt, and Joanne Spetz
Date: July 23, 2020

Nurse Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes

In the US, nursing home residents and staff have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study compares nursing homes in California with and without COVID-19 positive residents. They...

Author(s): Charlene Harrington, Leslie Ross, Susan Chapman, Elizabeth Halifax, Bruce Spurlock, and Debra Bakerjian
Date: July 7, 2020

Measurement of Nonbillable Service Value Activities by Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and Clinical Nurse Specialists in Ambulatory Specialty Care

Revenue-generating health care activities, generally accepted as a measure of productivity, do not account for the full range of health care activities that enhance patient care. We analyzed the...

Author(s): Shira Winter, Garrett K Chan, Clair Kuriakose, Karen Duderstadt, Joanne Spetz, Debbie Hsieh, Charlene Platon, and Susan A Chapman
Date: June 30, 2020