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Adaptation of the Missed Nursing Care (MISSCARE) Survey to the Maternity Care Setting

Missed nursing care is an important measure of nursing care quality that is sensitive to nurse staffing and is associated with patient outcomes in medical–surgical and pediatric inpatient settings....

Author(s): Kathleen Rice Simpson, Audrey Lyndon, Joanne Spetz, Caryl L. Gay, and Gay L. Landstorm. 
Date: June 10, 2019

Expansion of Dental Care for Low‐Income Children Through a Mobile Services Program

Although access to dental care has improved over time, many children still face difficulty in obtaining services. One strategy to increase access is through mobile dental services, often in...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Nadereh Pourat, Xiao Chen, Christopher Lee, Ana Martinez, Kong Xin, and Dana Hughes
Date: May 29, 2019

Consensus-Based Recommendations for an Adequate Workforce to Care for People with Serious Illness

The lack of an adequately prepared workforce is a critical barrier to delivering high-quality community-based care for individuals living with serious illness. This article presents 16 consensus-...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Nancy Dudley
Date: May 10, 2019

Introduction to the Special Issue on the Workforce for Seriously Ill Older Adults in the Community

In May 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies convened in Napa,...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil
Date: May 10, 2019

Introduction to Special Issue: The Workforce for Seriously Ill Older Adults in the Community

In May 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies convened in Napa,...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil
Date: May 10, 2019

Adherence to the to Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Staffing Guidelines as Perceived by Labor Nurses

The objective of this study was to evaluate the degree to which registered nurses perceive their labor and delivery units to be adhering to Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal...

Author(s): Kathleen Rice Simpson, Audrey Lyndon, Joanne Spetz, Caryl L. Gay, and Gay L. Landstrom.
Date: May 2, 2019

Fundamental Concepts for Managing Risk and Understanding the Total Cost of Care

This resource is designed to serve as a primer for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of health payment models in California and nationally. It focuses on concepts and terminology...

Date: April 23, 2019

CIN Connections, Spring 2019: Managing Financial Risk and Total Cost of Care

This issue of CIN Connections includes strategies to manage total cost of care. It features Mitch Katz, MD, head of the largest public health care system in the country, and other health care leaders...

Date: April 18, 2019

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine and State Scope of Practice Restrictions

There is a shortage of clinicians authorized to prescribe medications to treat opioid use disorder. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) were allowed to obtain waivers to...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Christopher Toretsky, Susan Chapman, Bethany Phoenix, and Matthew Tierney
Source: JAMA
Date: April 10, 2019

Enhancing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practice: Impact of State Scope of Practice Regulations

Introduction Shortages of behavioral health providers, particularly prescribing clinicians, are widespread nationally. Although rapidly increasing numbers of psychiatric mental health nurse...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Christopher Toretsky and Bethany J. Phoenix
Date: April 10, 2019