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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Scores
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and HPSA scores. Shows the designated mental health facilities, correctional facilities, Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and State Mental Health Hospital and related HPSA scores.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Georgia Graduate Medical Education Exit Survey Report: Based on Responses to the 2019 GME Exit Survey and Off-Cycle Responses to the 2018 GME Exit Survey
Report intended to inform the medical education community and state healthcare workforce planners about the experiences of graduates and the supply and demand for new physicians in the state of Georgia. Features demographic characteristics, compensation and debt levels, retention rates, practice plans, assessments of the job market, and training experiences. Includes statistics on practice area demographics, with breakdowns by inner city, other area in major city, suburban, small city, and rural.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Trends in New York Registered Nurse Graduations, 2002-2018
Report looks at the number and distribution of registered nurses who graduated in New York from 2002-2018. Discusses the nursing program admissions and prospective nursing jobs in the state.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Georgia Physician Workforce Report: Based on 2017-2018 Licensure Renewal Data and New Licensees, Primary Care and Core Specialties
Measures and tracks trends in physician demographics, supply, and distribution, using data from January 2017 to December 2018. Features county-level maps and statistics for all Georgia physicians and those specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, general surgery, psychiatry, and emergency medicine, with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Characteristics of Physician Assistant Students Planning to Work in Primary Care: A National Study
Examines the predictors associated with physician assistants' (PAs) intention to practice in primary care. Compares the characteristics of enrolled PA students intending to practice in primary care, and more likely to work in rural practice, with enrolled PAs planning to enter other specialties. Data is taken from the 2013-2014 Physician Assistant Education Association's (PAEA) Matriculating Student Survey (MSS).
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
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Rural Availability of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Physician Workforce
Provides data on the number of OB/GYN physicians, and hospitals with obstetric care by county in Arizona. Includes data on the educational training of OB/GYN physicians in the state, and addresses the effect of OB/GYN workforce shortages on rural women.
Author(s): Koch, B., Coates, S., Brady, B., et al.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Analysis of Buprenorphine Prescribing Patterns Among Advanced Practitioners in Medicaid
Presentation slides from an October/November 2019 public meeting, describing the effects of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 on access to opioid use disorder treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information on urban and rural trends in prescribing.
Author(s): John Wedeles
Date: 10/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education
Results of a survey of 237 schools with active RN-to-BSN programs, to ascertain the current status of rural-focused nursing education. Features statistics on proportion of RN-to-BSN students drawn from rural areas, student recruitment methods, barriers to recruiting students, availability of online courses, and challenges in online courses.
Author(s): Selina H. McKinney, Janice C. Probst, Eboni Haynes
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Rural Registered Nurses: Educational Preparation, Workplace, and Salary
Examines reported education levels and work sites of rural and urban registered nurses (RNs). Includes United States map showing proportion of RNs with Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from 2011-2015, and statistics on ADN nurses by work setting and salary differential, with breakdowns by rural and urban location.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Cassie Odahowski
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Primary Care Clinician and Clinic Director Experiences of Professional Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination in an Underserved Agricultural Region of California
Results of interviews with 26 San Joaquin Valley clinicians and clinic directors from December 2017 to December 2018, to examine their experiences of isolation and harassment. Includes demographic statistics on participants.
Author(s): Michelle Ko, Armin Dorri
Citation: JAMA Network Open 2(10)
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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