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State Scope of Practice Restrictions and Nurse Practitioner Practice in Nursing Homes: 2012-2019

Abstract: Increased engagement of nurse practitioners (NPs) has been recommended as a way to address care delivery challenges in settings that struggle to attract physicians, such as primary care and...

Author(s): Kira L. Ryskina, Junning Liang, Ashley Z. Ritter, Joanne Spetz, and Hilary Barnes
Date: February 12, 2024

Disparities in Pre-Health Advising Across California’s Public Universities

Background: The Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., v. Harvard College is likely to result in the matriculation of fewer students from historically excluded racial/ethnic...

Author(s): Francine Rios-Fetchko, Mariam Carson, Manuel Tapia, Alicia Fernandez, and Janet Coffman
Source: PLOS ONE
Date: February 9, 2024

Language Access Systems Improvement Initiative: Impact on Professional Interpreter Utilization, a Natural Experiment

This study aimed to evaluate the Language Access Systems Improvement (LASI) initiative’s impact on professional interpreter utilization in primary care and to explore patient and clinician...

Author(s): Leah S. Karliner, Steven E. Gregorich, Sunita Mutha, Celia Kaplan, Jennifer Livaudais-Toman, Sarita Pathak, Maria E. Garcia, and Lisa Diamond
Date: January 4, 2024

Perspectives on APRN Prescribing of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Key Barriers Remain

Deaths from drug overdoses are rising dramatically in the United States. Treatment for opioid use disorders may include behavioral treatments as well as medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD)....

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Leah Fraimow-Wong, Bethany J. Phoenix, Matthew Tierney, and Joanne Spetz
Date: November 16, 2023

Telehealth Outcomes and Impact on Care Delivery: A Review of Evidence

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly reshaped health care delivery, notably with a surge in telehealth use driven by changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. The ensuing wave of research,...

Author(s): Adara Citron, Margaret Fix, Garen Corbett, and Janet Coffman
Date: November 16, 2023

The Association Between Cognitive Ability and Opioid Prescribing in Vulnerable Older Adults with Chronic Pain in Ambulatory Care

Background: Vulnerable older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (AD/ADRD) and chronic pain generally receive fewer pain medications than individuals...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Kyung Mi Kim, Zachary Zimmer, and Todd B. Monroe
Source: BMC Medicine
Date: November 16, 2023

Flavored Tobacco and Nicotine Use Among California Adolescents: Preferences by Use Experience and Survey Format Effects

This study assessed flavored tobacco use among adolescent e-cigarette, cigarette, cigar, hookah, and smokeless tobacco users; specific e-cigarette flavor preferences; risk profiles of youth that use...

Author(s): Candice D. Donaldson, Elizabeth T. Couch, Kristin S. Hoeft, Monica L. Wilkinson, Claudia Guerra, Stuart A. Gansky, Xueying Zhang, and Benjamin W. Chaffee
Date: October 1, 2023

Health Workforce Research Centers Annual Report, 2023

Important health workforce research that we undertake here is part of a national effort to monitor and plan for the health care needs of US residents. The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on...

Date: August 30, 2023

Impact of COVID‐19 on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Nursing Care Facility Workers: Analysis of California Workers' Compensation Data, 2019–2021

Background: The COVID‐19 pandemic greatly affected health care workers, both physically and psychologically, by increasing their workload and stress. This may also have increased their risk of...

Author(s): Soo-Jeong Lee, Younghee Yun, Jeehyun Hwang, and Soson Jong
Date: August 28, 2023

Language-Concordant Care: A Qualitative Study Examining Implementation of Physician Non-English Language Proficiency Assessment

Clinicians who speak the language of the patients they care for can help increase access to care and improve patient health outcomes. Researchers, including Healthforce Center’s Director Sunita Mutha...

Author(s): Maria Esteli Garcia, Mia Williams, Sunita Mutha, Lisa C. Diamond, Jane Jih, Margaret A. Handley, Sarita Pathak, and Leah S. Karliner
Date: August 24, 2023