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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Healthcare Professionals' Mental Health Needs: Where Can They Go?
Provides an overview of the mental health needs of healthcare providers and the barriers to accessing care. Features the work of physician health programs, professional societies, state licensure boards, and other groups to help ensure providers' mental health needs are addressed. Discusses the impact of provider wellness on patient safety and healthcare quality.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Support for Rural Practice: Female Physicians and the Life-Career Interface
Reports on the results of a survey of 20 female physicians from the same rural focused family medicine residency, over a 3-month period, to identify emerging themes regarding their experience practicing in rural areas of northwestern United States.
Author(s): Kimberly Stutzman, Ruth Ray Karpen, Pragna Naidoo, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 20(1), 5341
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Status Report of the Alabama Primary Care Physician Workforce, 2019
Discusses distribution of Alabama's primary care physicians and their availability to state residents. Features a county-level map identifying Alabama towns and cities with shortages or adequate supplies of physicians, and statistics on physician need in Alabama population centers, with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Rural Health Association
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Burnout: Measurement Tool(s), Cause(s) and Impact(s)
Reports on what is known about burnout among rural healthcare providers, highlighting several research studies. Discusses the impact of burnout on turnover, productivity, healthcare quality, and safety.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Physician Burnout: Definition(s), Cause(s), Impact(s), Solution(s)
Provides an overview of the causes and impact of physician burnout. Highlights interventions and solutions targeted to rural physicians. Features a medical school wellness-advocate in North Dakota, a Michigan researcher examining work-life balance among women physicians in rural family medicine, and South Dakota's Avera LIGHT program addressing physician wellness in a rural region.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Recognizing and Sustaining the Value of Community Health Workers and Promotores
Discusses the ways in which community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) contribute to the healthcare system, with a focus on California. Gives examples of the ways in which CHW/Ps in rural areas can alleviate workforce shortages, strengthen patient engagement with the healthcare system, and act as liaisons to social structures, including churches and Native American tribal organizations.
Author(s): Jim Lloyd, Kathy Moses, Rachel Davis
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Physician Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Provides current data on the supply and geographic distribution by county, including rural and frontier, of physicians in Nevada.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Update of Evaluation of California's Community Paramedicine Pilot Program
Updates the evaluation of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority pilot community paramedicine program, which began in 2014 to test 7 community paramedicine concepts and has involved 14 communities, including rural Butte county. Provides an overview of the projects, summarizes how the community paramedics were trained, reports on the patients served and program effectiveness, and discusses potential savings for Medi-Cal and Medicare.
Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Lisel Blash, Ginachukwu Amah
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Healthforce Center at UCSF, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
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Rural Physician Recruitment: Results from our Rural Physician and Administration Survey
White paper examining the results of a survey of 150 physicians and 105 rural health system administrators. Explores top reasons for choosing a rural practice location, incentives with the greatest influence, and reasons for declining offers. Includes suggestions for more successful rural recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Tony Stajduhar
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Jackson Physician Search
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Medicare Learning Network: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Provides general information about the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) including payment rates and MPFS payment rates formula.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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