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Analysis of US County Characteristics and Clinicians With Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine After Changes in Federal Education Requirements

Buprenorphine is associated with decreased mortality from opioid use disorder, but prescribing is limited in office-based settings to clinicians with federal waivers. To expand this workforce, on...

Author(s): Thuy Nguyen, Barbara Andraka-Christou, Camila Arnaudo, W. David Bradford, Kosali Simon, and Joanne Spetz
Date: October 21, 2022

Personal Care Aides: Assessing Self-Care Needs and Worker Shortages in Rural Areas

Previous research has documented shortages of personal care aides who provide Medicaid home and community-based services, but there are few detailed geographic data to determine the areas of greatest...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Lillie Greiman, Timothy Bates, Laura M. Wagner, Ari Lissau, Kirsi Toivanen-Atilla, and Rayna Sage
Date: Oct 2022

Trends in Postgraduate Dental Training in the United States

Objective This study examines the individual, educational, and policy factors that predict dentists pursuing postgraduate dental (PGD) training. Methods Individual dentist records from the 2017...

Author(s): Timothy Bates, Matthew Jura, Miranda Werts, Aubri Kottek, Bradley Munson, Marko Vujicic, and Elizabeth A. Mertz
Date: September 27, 2022

Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Trained Dentists in the United States

Objective Postgraduate dental (PGD) primary care training has grown significantly. This study examines the individual, educational, community, and policy factors that predict practice patterns of PGD...

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Mertz, Timothy Bates, Aubri Kottek, Matthew Jura, Miranda Werts, Bradley Munson, and Marko Vujicic
Date: September 27, 2022

Physician and Nurse Practitioner Teamwork and Job Satisfaction: Gender and Profession

Designing interprofessional primary care teams composed of physicians and nurse practitioners (NPs) is a national priority. We assessed how profession and gender affect teamwork and job satisfaction...

Author(s): Lusine Poghosyan, Jessica M. Brooks, Jianfang Liu, Yuna Lee, Ani Bilazarian, Ulrike Muench
Date: September 8, 2022

Workforce Trends of Underrepresented Minority Nurses in the United States over the Last Decade: Progress Towards Equal Representation?

A healthcare workforce representative of the race/ethnicity composition of the population it serves is central to addressing systemic health inequities. The aim of this study was to assess workforce...

Author(s): Edward Hynson, Jason Bloomer, Zoe Samson, Kiersten Price, Daniel Tran, and Ulrike Muench
Date: September 6, 2022

Buprenorphine Treatment: Advanced Practice Nurses Add Capacity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was slower growth in the number of new waivers authorizing clinicians to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder. However, treatment capacity grew...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Laurie Hailer, Caryl Gay, Matthew Tierney, Laura A. Schmidt, Bethany Phoenix, and Susan A. Chapman
Date: Sep 2022

The Future of Behavioral Health - Harnessing the Potential of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

The toll of mental illness in the US is substantial: 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness. As the population ages, greater numbers of individuals will need care for the comorbidities associated...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Taressa K. Fraze
Source: JAMA Network
Date: July 29, 2022

Perceptions of Workplace Climate and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Health Services and Policy Research

To describe the perception of professional climate in health services and policy research (HSPR) and efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the HSPR workforce and workplaces,...

Author(s): Tongtan Chantarat, Taylor B. Rogers, Carmen R. Mitchell, and Michelle J. Ko
Date: July 9, 2022

Beyond State Scope of Practice Laws for Advanced Practitioners: Additional Supervision Requirements for Buprenorphine Prescribing

Buprenorphine is a life-saving medication for people with opioid use disorder (OUD). U.S. federal law allows advanced practice clinicians (APCs), such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician...

Author(s): Barbara Andraka-Christou, Adam Gordon, Joanne Spetz, Rachel Totaram, Matthew Golan, Olivia Randall-Kosich, Jordan Harrison, Spencer Calder, Stefan Kertesz, and Bradley Stein
Date: Jul 2022