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Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

Current efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic aim to slow viral spread and increase testing, protect health care workers from infection, and obtain ventilators and other equipment to prepare for a...

Author(s): Erin P. Fraher, Patricia Pittman, Bianca K. Frogner, Joanne Spetz, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck, David Armstrong, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: April 8, 2020

Factors Associated with Physical Injury of Police Involvement During Incidents of Workplace Violence in Hospitals: Findings from the First Year of California’s New Standard

Violence against healthcare workers is a pervasive safety issue that impacts patient care and workforce stability. Workplace violence in healthcare settings is known to be a costly and often...

Author(s): Rachel Odes, OiSaeng Hong, Robert Harrison, and Susan Chapman
Date: March 12, 2020

2018-2019 Annual School Report: Data Summary for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

The 2018-2019 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): Lisel Blash
Date: March 11, 2020

California’s Psychiatry Workforce Challenges

In his 2020 State of the State address, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for the state’s counties to spend Mental Health Services Act funds more quickly to assist the 1 in 6 California adults...

Author(s): Janet Coffman
Date: March 2, 2020

Sex Differences in Salaries of Department Chairs at Public Medical Schools

Women in academic medicine are paid less than their male peers. This salary difference is often attributed to differences in rank and promotion. The goal of this study was to investigate whether sex...

Author(s): Michael Mensah, Whitney Beeler, Lisa Rotenstein, Reshma Jagsi, Joanne Spetz, Eleni Linos, and Christina Mangurian
Date: March 2, 2020

2018-2019 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

The 2018-2019 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): Lisel Blash
Date: February 14, 2020

Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients

Ongoing payment reforms are pressing health systems to reorganize delivery of care to achieve greater value, improve access, integrate patient care among settings, advance population health, and...

Author(s): Bianca K. Frogner, Erin P. Fraher, Joanne Spetz, Patricia Pittman, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck, David Armstrong, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: February 13, 2020

Admission of First Generation to College Pre-Licensure Master's Entry and Graduate Nursing Students

A growing body of literature is examining the relationships between socio-demographic factors influencing recruitment and retention of students in higher education. The purpose of this study was to...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Alece Alderson, and Joanne Spetz
Date: February 6, 2020

Constructing Matched Groups in Dental Observational Health Disparity Studies for Causal Effects

Electronic health record (EHR) systems provide investigators with rich data from which to examine actual impacts of care delivery in real-world settings. However, confounding is a major concern when...

Author(s): J. Cheng, S.E. Gregorich, S.A. Gansky, S.A. Fisher-Owens, A.M. Kottek, J.M. White, and E.A. Mertz
Source: PubMed
Date: Jan 2020

Left Behind in California: Comparing Community Paramedicine Policies Across States

Community paramedicine is a growing health care model in which emergency medical professionals such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) work beyond their traditional emergency care...

Author(s): Janet Coffman and Connie Kwong
Date: November 14, 2019