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Consumer’s Guide: Physical Therapists

A one-page summary of information for consumers about physical therapists.

Date: Feb. 01, 2005

Public Health Workforce Study

The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis of the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Research and Services Administration commissioned the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies...

Author(s): Center for Health Workforce Studies, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Jan. 07, 2005

Public Policy and Nurse Staffing: What Approach is Best?

Advocates have pressed for legislation mandating improvements in nurse staffing for at least a decade. Recent research publications have established a strong link between nurse staffing and the...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jan. 01, 2005

An Assessment of Critical Issues Facing the Clinical Laboratory Workforce

The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions contracted with the University of California at San...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Vanessa Lindler, Kory Ward-Cook
Date: Jan 2005

California's Minimum Nurse-to-Patient Ratios: The First Few Months

The author examines the history and early implementation of specific minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in all units of acute-care hospitals in California. After reviewing preliminary forecasts of the...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec. 01, 2004

Supply, Demand, and Use of Licensed Practical Nurses

This study examines the demand, supply, utilization, and scope of practice of LPNs in the United States. Particular attention is paid to educational issues, career mobility, geographic distribution,...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Wendy Dyer
Date: Nov. 06, 2004

No Exit: an Evaluation of Measures of Physician Attrition

Objective: To validate physicians' self-reported intentions to leave clinical practice and the American Medical Association (AMA) Masterfile practice status variable as measures of physician...

Author(s): Diane Rittenhouse, Elizabeth Mertz, Dennis Keane, Kevin Grumbach
Source: PubMed
Date: Oct. 01, 2004

Hospital Nurse Wages and Staffing, 1977-2002: Cycles of Shortage and Surplus

OBJECTIVE: The author reviews the causes of nursing shortages and surpluses and examines data from California hospitals to demonstrate how these cycles are expressed in the demand for and wages of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep 2004

Community Health Workers and Promotores in California

This brief provides an overview of an emerging and unique workforce in California. Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores are public health professionals who carry out a variety of health...

Author(s): Dennis Keane, Christine Nielsen, Catherine Dower
Date: Sep 2004

An Audit on Clinical Supervision in Primary Care

This article reports on an audit of clinical supervision in one primary care trust (PCT). Data were collected by telephone interviews with 44 respondents from a range of professions occupying...

Author(s): Louise Barriball, Alison While, Ulrike Muench
Date: Sep. 01, 2004