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Recreating Health Professional Practice for a New Century

This fourth and final major report of the Pew Health Professions Commission comes at the end of the most dynamic decade ever faced by the nation’s health professionals. As disruptive as this period...

Author(s): Ed O'Neil, The Pew Health Professions Commission
Date: December 1, 1998

Strengthening Consumer Protection: Priorities for Health Care Workforce Regulation

Health care workforce regulation plays a critical role in consumer protection. For most of this century, the state regulation of health care occupations and professions has established a minimum...

Author(s): Leonard Finocchio, Catherine Dower, Noelle Blick, Christine Gragnola, the Taskforce on Health Care Workforce Regulation
Date: Oct 1998

The Opportunity That is Nursing

Editorial that briefly described findings from a project on strategies for the future of nursing.

Author(s): Ed O'Neil, Janet M. Coffman
Date: Oct 1998

Beyond the Balanced Budget Act of 1997: Strengthening Federal GME Policy

Current physician workforce trends indicate a need to reform federal graduate medical education (GME) policy to better align policy with market signals and the public interest. The transformation of...

Author(s): The Pew Health Professions Commission
Date: October 1, 1998

Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians: Complements or Competitors?

Editorial accompanying an article on trends in the supplies of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. Full Publication

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Janet M. Coffman
Source: JAMA
Date: September 2, 1998

The Task Force on Accreditation of Health Professions Education: Working Papers

With the rapid pace of change in the educational and health care systems today, the ability of health professions education accreditation to respond to the needs of the professions, educational...

Author(s): UCSF Center for the Health Professions , the Taskforce on Health Care Workforce Regulation
Date: Jun 1998

Independent Practice Association Physician Groups in California

We surveyed independent practice association (IPA) physician groups in California about their approaches to staffing, physician payment, and governance. Most IPAs desired more primary care physicians...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Janet M. Coffman, Noelle Blick, Ed O'Neil
Date: May 1, 1998

Physician Supply and Medical Education in California: a Comparison with National Trends

Concerns have been voiced about an impending oversupply of physicians in the United States. Do these concerns also apply to California, a state with many unique demographic characteristics? We...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Janet M. Coffman, John Young, Karen Vranizan, Noelle Blick
Date: May 1998

An Overview of Graduate Medical Education: Funding Streams, Policy Problems, and Options for Reform

In this article, we examine the financing mechanisms for graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. In so doing, we identify Medicare as the single largest contributor to GME and the most...

Author(s): John Young, Janet M. Coffman
Date: May 1998

Hospital Employment of Nursing Personnel. Has There Really Been a Decline?

There was a steady increase in the number of hours worked by nursing personnel in California hospitals from 1977 through 1996, mostly due to an increase in the number of hours worked by registered...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar 1998