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Resources by Topic: Pharmacy workforce

The Status of the Healthcare Workforce in the State of Nebraska
Provides an overview of the healthcare workforce in Nebraska and reports county-level data. Includes statistics and information on physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, dental professionals, pharmacy professionals, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and other non-physician clinicians. Covers the demographic profile of the state and the designated Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Nebraska.
Author(s): Fernando A. Wilson, Nizar K. Wehbi, Jamie Larson, et al.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Area Health Education Centers, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Center for Health Policy
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Wisconsin Health Care Workforce 2017 Report
Reports data, analysis, and recommendations on the current trends and future projections of the Wisconsin healthcare workforce. Discusses future models of care to address rural areas hit by workforce shortages, specifically a new rural residency program in obstetrics and gynecology to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Indiana: Pharmacist Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana pharmacists, based on the 2016 re-licensure survey. Includes a county-level map showing population to provider ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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A Project to Promote Adherence to Blood Pressure Medication Among People Who Use Community Pharmacies in Rural Montana, 2014–2016
Results of a project conducted by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to evaluate interventions by community pharmacies to promote blood pressure medication adherence. Includes optional activity through which clinicians can earn continuing medical education credit.
Author(s): Carrie S. Oser, Crystelle C. Fogle, James A. Bennett
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Issues Confronting Rural Pharmacies after a Decade of Medicare Part D
Discusses the major challenges facing rural independent pharmacies, focusing on delayed maximum allowable cost (MAC) adjustments, and direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. Other challenges include competition from mail order pharmacies, being a non-preferred pharmacy, and orderly succession planning. Also examines the implications for rural communities when independent pharmacies close.
Author(s): Fred Ulrich, Abiodun Salako, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Virginia's Pharmacist Workforce: 2016
An overview of the pharmacist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2016 Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Pharmacy Technician Workforce: 2016
An overview of the pharmacy technician workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2016 Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacy technicians in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Pharmacist Licensure Survey
Provides workforce demographic and practice characteristics as well as supply and distribution information, from 4,920 pharmacists licensed in Indiana. Features statistics including county-level data on pharmacist geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: Pharmacist
Shows pharmacist shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska 2016 State Designated Shortage Areas: Oral & Allied Health
Shows county-level shortage areas throughout Nebraska for general dentistry, pediatric dentistry & oral surgery, pharmacist, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission
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