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Direct Access to Midlevel Dental Providers: An Evidence Synthesis

Objectives: Direct access is a term that describes the ability of patients to seek health care from midlevel dental providers (MLDPs) without first seeing a dentist. The objective of this study was...

Author(s): Paul Brocklehurst, Elizabeth Mertz, Katarina Jerkovic-Cosic, Anne Littlewood, Martin Tickle
Date: Jun. 20, 2014

Survey of Nurses’ Educational Experiences, 2013

California registered nurses were surveyed to learn their experiences with obtaining post-licensure education, and their interest in pursuing additional education.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu, Lisel Blash, Jessica Lin, Dennis Keane
Date: Jun. 10, 2014

Calling All Doctors: What Type of Insurance Do You Accept?

Editorial accompanying an article on an audit study of physicians' acceptance of new patients with Medicaid and private health insurance. Full Publication

Author(s): Andrew Bindman, Janet M. Coffman
Date: Jun. 01, 2014

Beyond Pediatrics: Maintaining Oral Health Across the Lifespan

Oral health is directly related to systemic health, yet many Americans have limited to no access to dental health professionals. Nurse practitioners are in an excellent position to fill this void by...

Author(s): Rita Jablonski, Elizabeth Mertz, John Featherstone, Terry Fulmer
Date: Jun. 01, 2014

What Do Health Care Unions Do? A Response to Manthous

In response to Manthous, we discuss the role of unions in health care. The ethical quandary that Manthous perceives in health care worker unions is overstated because patient and worker interests are...

Author(s): Michael Ash, Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz
Source: Medical Care
Date: May. 01, 2014

Medical Laboratory Technicians in California: Expanding Hospital Lab Capacity

UCSF researchers find that medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) are being integrated into laboratory staff at California hospitals with good results. This one-page document provides a summary of the...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Apr. 22, 2014

The Effect of Health Information Technology Implementation in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals on Patient Outcomes

The impact of health information technology (HIT) in hospitals is dependent in large part on how it is used by nurses. This study examines the impact of HIT on the quality of care in hospitals in the...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, James F. Burgess, Ciaran S. Phibbs
Source: Healthcare
Date: Mar. 01, 2014

California Board of Registered Nursing 2012-2013 Annual School Report: Data Summary for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

Development of the 2012-2013 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was the work of the Board's Education Issues Workgroup, which consists of nursing education stakeholders from across...

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 18, 2014

Building Leadership among Laboratory-based and Clinical and Translational Researchers: the University of California, San Francisco Experience

In 2005 the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) implemented the Scientific Leadership and Management (SLM) course, a 2-day leadership training program to assist laboratory-based...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Elizabeth Mertz, Bill Lindstaedt, Jeanette Brown
Date: Feb. 01, 2014

Shaking Up the Dental Safety-Net: Elimination of Optional Adult Dental Medicaid Benefits in California

Center Researchers Beth Mertz and Cynthia Wides published this article in the February 2014 Supplemental Issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. This issue celebrates the...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Sonia Rab Alam, Elizabeth Mertz
Source: Project MUSE
Date: Feb. 01, 2014