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How Can Employment-Based Benefits Help The Nurse Shortage?

During a labor shortage, employment-based benefits can be used to recruit and retain workers. This paper provides data on the availability of benefits to registered nurses (RNs), reports on how...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Sara Adams
Date: Feb. 01, 2006

California’s Minority Majority and the White Face of Nursing

Of the 33 million people in California, the nation's most populous state, minority groups now constitute the majority of the population. Many sources predict that by 2060, the entire country will...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec 2005

The Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Nursing Services in Health Care

This article examines the literature on cost-effectiveness in nursing, and considers the relationship between this literature and decision-making in health care systems. Researchers have attempted to...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Nov 2005

The Aging of the Nurse Workforce: Recent Trends and Future Challenges. In: Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Aging Healthcare Workforce Issues

This chapter of the 25th volume of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics reviews key issues associated with the aging registered nurse workforce, particularly challenges of ensuring an...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: 2005

The Pharmacy Safety Net in California

Driven by the aging population and the efficacy of drug therapy in the management of chronic disease, the increased use of pharmaceutical products has become the fastest growing, most dynamic part of...

Author(s): Brett Penfil, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Aug. 01, 2005

The Impact of Hospitalists on the Cost and Quality of Inpatient Care in the United States: A Research Synthesis

There is substantial disagreement regarding the impact of hospitalists on costs, quality, and satisfaction with inpatient care. The authors reviewed 21 evaluations of the use of hospitalists in U.S....

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Thomas Rundall
Date: Aug. 01, 2005

The Clinical Laboratory Workforce: The Changing Picture of Supply, Demand, Education, and Practice

The objective of the study was to produce a report to inform the health professions educational community, the health care community, and the public about issues related to the clinical laboratory...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Patricia Franks, Vanessa Lindler, Kory Ward-Cook
Date: Jul. 13, 2005

Wage Increases in the Clinical Laboratory: How Are Workers Faring Against Inflation and in Comparison to Other Health Professions?

High vacancy rates in the clinical laboratory profession have led to the use of wage increases and financial incentives to attract and retain workers. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Vasey McClory, Kory Ward-Cook
Date: Jul 2005

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California 2005

In most regions of California, there is now a shortage of registered nurses, and shortages will grow over the next 25 years. This report presents forecasts of supply and demand for RNs in regions of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Wendy Dyer
Date: Jun. 01, 2005

Bilingual Proficiency among California’s Health Care Professionals

Californians speak a multitude of languages. In 2000, California ranked first in the U.S. in percent of the population speaking English less than “very well”. With 20% of the general population and...

Author(s): Catherine Dower
Date: Mar 2005