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Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Family Physician Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers
Presents results for family physicians from a study of staffing needs at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Provides information on family physician vacancy rates by rural and urban location. Compares family physician vacancies to other physician vacancies at FQHCs.
Date: 11/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 13: Emergency Medical Services
Discusses the challenges facing rural and frontier emergency medical services, including recruitment, financial issues, and training. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 11/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Is Large Really Beautiful? Physician Practice in Small versus Large Scale Communities
Examines the effect of community size on how physicians view their practices as reported by respondents to two waves (1996-97 and 1998-1999) of a national sample survey conducted as part of the Community Tracking Study.
Author(s): George E. Wright, Ira Moscovice
Date: 09/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 3: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Discusses the challenges of recruiting pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work in rural areas. Describes successful recruitment programs in Minnesota and West Virginia. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 05/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Medicare Physician Fees: Geographic Adjustment Indices Are Valid in Design, but Data and Methods Need Refinement
Discusses Medicare's geographic practice cost indices (GPCI). Includes discussion of how these indices impact rural physicians, physician incomes, location, recruitment, and retention.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Addressing the Nursing Shortage: Impacts and Innovations in Frontier America
Discusses the nursing shortage and how it affects rural and frontier communities. Includes strategies to address the shortage and maps of hospital nurse shortage areas.
Date: 12/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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If Fewer International Medical Graduates are Allowed in the U.S., Who Might Replace Them in Rural Underserved Areas?
Describes a study based on 1991 and 1996 data that identified rural communities that would be most affected by a decrease in availability of international medical graduates (IMGs) and perceptions of recruiters on who might replace IMGs in these areas.
Author(s): Leonard D. Baer, Thomas R. Konrad, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 05/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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CEO Recruitment Guide: Practical Step-by-Step Information for Recruiting a Hospital Administrator
Provides practical advice and tools to recruit a qualified hospital administrator or chief executive officer.
Author(s): Linda Powell, Dave Berk
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Mountain States Group, Rural Health Financial Services
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Conducting Hospital Employee Satisfaction Surveys: Practical Step-by-Step Information for Assessing Employee Perceptions
Overview of how to conduct a hospital employee satisfaction survey. Includes a sample survey and discusses how to administer the survey and report the results.
Author(s): Linda Powell
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mountain States Group
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Health Care in Rural America
Report focuses on access of people in rural America to basic healthcare services. An important source of rural health information that continues to be of historical value. Covers rural populations and health programs, rural health services, and workforce. Detailed information on maternal and infant health services and rural mental health services.
Date: 09/1990
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment
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