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

Authors: Katie Gaul, MA | Jean Moore DrPH, MSN, FAAN | Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Topics: Data Collection, 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.