Beyond the Minimum Data Set (MDS): What Additional Data Do States Collect on Health Workforce Supply?

Authors: Katie Gaul, MA | Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH | Jean Moore DrPH, MSN, FAAN

Topics: Data Collection, Minimum Data Set (MDS), Policy, Workforce Demand

December 1, 2016

Most states that collect health workforce supply data follow Minimum Data Set (MDS) guidelines on the questions they ask. However, some states collect additional data on their health workforce. This brief summarizes state health workforce data collection efforts that go beyond the MDS.