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Who is Caring for the Underserved? A Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians in California and Washington

PURPOSE: Little is known about whether different types of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians vary in their propensity to care for underserved populations. The objective of this study...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, L. Gary Hart, Elizabeth Mertz, Janet M. Coffman, Lorella Palazzo
Date: Jul. 01, 2003

A Framework for Teaching Medical Students and Residents about Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

PURPOSE: To create a framework for teaching the knowledge and skills of practice-based learning and improvement to medical students and residents based on proven, effective strategies. METHOD: The...

Author(s): Greg Ogrinc, Linda Headrick, Sunita Mutha, Mary Coleman, Joseph O'Donnell, Paul Miles
Date: Jul. 01, 2003

Respiratory Care Practitioners in California

Respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) comprise a critical sector of the allied health care workforce though the profession is not well understood or highly visible to the public, even though RCPs are...

Author(s): Nona Kocher, Susan A. Chapman, Marina Dronsky
Date: Jul 2003

The Clinical Laboratory Workforce in California

The clinical laboratory workforce comprises a critical sector of the healthcare workforce, and as with other types of healthcare workers such as registered nurses and pharmacists, there have been...

Author(s): Vanessa Lindler, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Jun 2003

Chiropractic Care in California

With 65,000 practitioners nationwide, chiropractic is the third largest “primary” health profession in the US (behind medicine and dentistry). This issue brief examines the chiropractic workforce in...

Author(s): Bram Briggance
Date: Jun 2003

Acupuncture in California

Acupuncture is an ancient healing profession that is growing in popularity and acceptance in the U.S. as a complement or an alternative to western medicine. Licensed Acupuncturists in California make...

Author(s): Catherine Dower
Date: Apr 2003

Health Care Interpreters in California

California has a considerable and increasing need for interpretive services in health care. Currently one in every five Californians, over 6 million people, qualify as Limited English Proficient (LEP...

Author(s): Catherine Dower
Date: Apr 2003

Minimum Staffing Ratios: The California Workforce Initiative Survey

Minimum Staffing Ratios: The California Workforce Initiative Survey

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Janet M. Coffman, Emily Rosenoff, Edward O'Neil
Date: Mar 2003

Pharmacy Technicians in California: Snapshot of an Emerging Profession

The pharmacy technician profession is experiencing rapid change and growth, mirroring changes in the pharmacy profession and in pharmaceutical treatment. This issue brief examines the growth and...

Author(s): Tina McRee
Date: Mar 2003

The Mental Health Workforce: Who's Meeting California's Needs?

Over the past two decades there has been a growing call for parity between mental and physical health care. Mental health services have been stigmatized, provided unsystematically, and they came late...

Author(s): Tina McRee, Catherine Dower, Bram Briggance, Jenny Vance, Dennis Keane, Ed O'Neil
Date: Feb 2003