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Health Care Providers’ Language Assistance Responsibilities: Major Federal and California Requirements

A number of federal and state laws address the need to provide health care in a language that the patient understands. This two-page overview of major California and Federal lists requirements for...

Author(s): Catherine Dower
Date: Oct 2003

2002 Wage and Vacancy Survey of Medical Laboratories Part I: Salaries Continue to Show Moderate Gains

The 2002 Wage and Vacancy Report will spanned 2 issues of Laboratory Medicine. This issue focuses on the salary data. The October issue will focus on hiring practices and vacancies. Full Publication 

Author(s): Kory Ward-Cook, Susan A. Chapman, Suzanne Tannar
Date: September 13, 2003

Massage Therapists in California

Americans’ use of therapeutic massage has increased over recent years, as have Americans’ perceptions about massage therapists as providers of a health-related service. Yet, in California, massage...

Author(s): Tina McRee
Date: September 1, 2003

Respiratory Care Practitioners in California

Respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) comprise a critical sector of the allied health care workforce though the profession is not well understood or highly visible to the public, even though RCPs are...

Author(s): Nona Kocher, Susan A. Chapman, Marina Dronsky
Date: Jul 2003

Who is Caring for the Underserved? A Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians in California and Washington

PURPOSE: Little is known about whether different types of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians vary in their propensity to care for underserved populations. The objective of this study...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, L. Gary Hart, Elizabeth Mertz, Janet M. Coffman, Lorella Palazzo
Date: July 1, 2003

A Framework for Teaching Medical Students and Residents about Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

PURPOSE: To create a framework for teaching the knowledge and skills of practice-based learning and improvement to medical students and residents based on proven, effective strategies. METHOD: The...

Author(s): Greg Ogrinc, Linda Headrick, Sunita Mutha, Mary Coleman, Joseph O'Donnell, Paul Miles
Date: July 1, 2003

Chiropractic Care in California

With 65,000 practitioners nationwide, chiropractic is the third largest “primary” health profession in the US (behind medicine and dentistry). This issue brief examines the chiropractic workforce in...

Author(s): Bram Briggance
Date: Jun 2003

The Clinical Laboratory Workforce in California

The clinical laboratory workforce comprises a critical sector of the healthcare workforce, and as with other types of healthcare workers such as registered nurses and pharmacists, there have been...

Author(s): Vanessa Lindler, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Jun 2003

Acupuncture in California

Acupuncture is an ancient healing profession that is growing in popularity and acceptance in the U.S. as a complement or an alternative to western medicine. Licensed Acupuncturists in California make...

Author(s): Catherine Dower
Date: Apr 2003

Health Care Interpreters in California

California has a considerable and increasing need for interpretive services in health care. Currently one in every five Californians, over 6 million people, qualify as Limited English Proficient (LEP...

Author(s): Catherine Dower
Date: Apr 2003