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Prescribing Patterns in Nursing Home Residents Living with Dementia by Specialty and Provider Type

Objective/Issue Little is known about the contributions of different provider specialties in prescribing medications for nursing home residents living with dementia. In this study, we examine...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Matthew Jura, Zoe Samson, Todd Monroe, and Joanne Spetz
Date: April 4, 2022

Comparison of Dental Care Visits Before and After Adoption of a Policy to Expand the Dental Workforce in Minnesota

Adding new types of clinicians is often a policy strategy to address clinician shortages and enhance access to health care. In oral health, several states have sought to expand the dental workforce...

Author(s): Hawazin W. Elani, PhD, and Elizabeth Mertz, PhD, Ichiro Kawachi, PhD
Date: March 18, 2022

Configuration and Delivery of Primary Care in Rural Settings

There are concerns about the capacity of rural primary care due to potential workforce shortages and patients with disproportionately more clinical and socioeconomic risks. Little research examines...

Author(s): Taressa Fraze, Valerie Lewis, Andrew Wood, Helen Newton, and Carrie Colla
Date: March 9, 2022

American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and Hispanic dentists' experiences of discrimination

Little is known about the scope and role of discriminatory experiences in dentistry. The purpose of this study is to document the experiences that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Black, and...

Author(s): Eleanor Fleming, Elizabeth Mertz, Matthew Jura, Aubri Kottek, and Paul Gates
Date: March 7, 2022

A Dental Care Coordination System to Increase Access for Medicaid Dental Program Beneficiaries: Experiences in Alameda County, California

In 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services launched the Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI) to address statewide underperformance in providing dental services to Medicaid-eligible...

Author(s): Benjamin Chaffee, Jared Fine, Yilak Fantaye, Rhodora Ursua, Kristin Hoeft, Ray Stewart, and Suhaila Khan
Date: Mar 2022

Measuring the Financial Contribution of Peer Providers

Background Peer support providers (peers) are increasingly delivering behavioral health treatment, but evaluation of their impact on client outcomes remains limited. Prior studies to determine the...

Author(s): Timothy Bates and Susan Chapman of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center with Maria Gaiser and Jessica Buche of the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, University of Michigan
Date: March 1, 2022

2020-2021 Annual School Report: Data Summary for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

The 2020-21 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was based on prior BRN surveys and modified based on recommendations from the Nursing Education & Workforce Advisory Committee (NEWAC...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Lisel Blash
Date: February 25, 2022

Geriatric Medicine: Restraints and Immobility (Chapter 118)

Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Sixth Edition delivers a comprehensive overview of the subject, offering up-to-date, evidence-based, information about the many, and varied,...

Author(s): Katerina Melino, Laura Wagner, and Elizabeth Capezuti
Date: February 22, 2022

A Missed Opportunity? How Health Care Organizations Engage Primary Care Clinicians in Formal Social Care Efforts

Health care organizations increasingly recognize the impact of social needs on health outcomes. As organizations develop and scale efforts to address social needs, little is known about the optimal...

Author(s): Taressa Fraze, Laura Gottlieb, and Laura Beidler
Date: February 21, 2022

A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Opioid Prescriptions Associated with Nonsurgical Dental Visits Among Oregon and New York State Medicaid Beneficiaries, 2014-2016

Studies estimate that approximately one-third of all opioid prescriptions (Rxs) from dentists are associated with nonsurgical dental procedures, which suggests unwarranted opioid use. The authors...

Author(s): Enihomo Obadan-UdohDDS, Matthew Jura, Shen Wang, Miranda Werts, Robert Martiniano, Ulrike Muench, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: February 10, 2022