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Growth and Decline in Selected Healthcare Occupations Active in the South Carolina Workforce: 2009/10 - 2019/20
Data brief showing how the number of licensed health professionals actively practicing within South Carolina changed statewide and in the state's rural and urban counties. Features statistics for nurses and physician assistants between 2010-2020 and for all other professions between 2009-2019.
Author(s): Katie Gaul
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
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Prescribing Alzheimer's Disease Treatments by Provider Type and Geographic Region: A Comparison among Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
Study examining prescriptions for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) medications by provider type and geographic regions, including non-metro and a range of metro settings. Analysis is based on commercial and Medicare supplemental claims data.
Author(s): Jenny Y. Park, David L. Veenstra, Christopher J. Wallick, Zachary A. Marcum
Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 22, 522
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Primary Care Clinicians in Low-Access Counties
Evaluates the weighted contribution of advanced practice providers to the primary care workforce in well-served and underserved counties in North Carolina. Features statistics on population per primary care clinician by North Carolina county and composition of the North Carolina primary care workforce from 2017-2019, and a county-level map with shadings showing percentages of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives in 2017-2019.
Author(s): Adam J. Zolotor, Evan Galloway, Margaret Beal, Erin P. Fraher
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(3), 163-168
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Virginia's Physician Assistant Workforce: 2021
An overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Physician Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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How States Can Expand Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Discusses policy options states could use to increase access to care and the supply of healthcare providers in rural areas. Covers financial assistance programs for medical and dental education; malpractice reform; scope of practice changes for advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and dental health aide therapists; telemedicine parity; and mobile clinics.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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2020 Indiana Physician Assistant Workforce Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana physician assistants (PAs), based on data from PAs who renewed their licenses online and are actively practicing in Indiana or providing telemedicine services to Indiana residents. Includes a county-level map showing population to PA ratios, with a comparison of numbers of PAs in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Hannah L. Maxey, Courtney Medlock
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Vermont Baseline Needs Assessment: Rural and Non-Rural Practitioners
Report details a needs assessment of Vermont's practitioners' capacity to treat substance use disorder (SUD) and compares rural and urban counties. Breaks down workforce distribution by county, by rural versus urban, and by the type of SUD treatment they are able to provide, as well as their MAT waiver status, among other measures.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Indiana's Physician Assistant Workforce
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana physician assistants (PAs). Includes a county-level map showing population to PA ratios, with a comparison of numbers of PAs in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Mykayla Moore, Hannah Maxey
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Health Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Highlights current state and federal data on the supply and geographic distribution of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers providing direct patient care services, and administrative and non-clinical healthcare workers in Nevada.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold, Jeannine Warner, Laima Etchegoyhen
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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