Supply, Demand, and Distribution

Understanding the supply, demand, and distribution of the health care workforce is critical to ensuring high quality care to the greatest amount of people. Healthforce Center looks closely at these issues, with an eye on health care access and improvement. 

Publications

How Many Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care? It Depends On How You Count Them

This study compares different approaches to measuring the number of nurse practitioners (NPs) providing primary care services using data from the...

Economics of Health Care and Nursing: How Will Health Reform Affect Demand for RNs?

This is a complex question to answer, but recent work published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies tries to quantify the...

Medical Laboratory Technicians in California: Expanding Hospital Lab Capacity

UCSF researchers find that medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) are being integrated into laboratory staff at California hospitals with good...

Comparative Snapshot of Four Allied Health Occupations in California: Community Health Workers, Medical Assistants, Certified Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides

Community health workers (CHWs), medical assistants (MAs), certified nurse assistants (CNAs), and home health aides (HHAs) are among California’s...