Pediatric Medical Subspecialist Use in Outpatient Settings

Pediatric medical subspecialists offer care to children with uncommon or atypical health issues, those who haven’t responded well to standard primary care treatments, or those requiring specialized diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Evaluating whether the number and distribution of these subspecialists meet the needs of the nation’s children is difficult due to a lack of evidence…

Use of Temporary Providers in Primary Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers

As health workforce shortages become more common in the United States, the use of temporary health care providers has increased. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) often experience staffing shortages and barriers to recruitment, but their use of temporary health care providers is not well understood. This article describes a study that analyzed data from 2013-2017…

Dental Education and Factors Associated with Medicaid Pediatric Dental Education

Children enrolled in Medicaid have more difficulty obtaining access to care than those children who are privately insured. The factors that influence dentists’ willingness to accept Medicaid patients are not well understood. This article describes a study that analyzed 2016 American Dental Association data on dentist practice characteristics, location, and educational background to examine what…

State Health Workforce Deficit Estimator

The Health Workforce Deficit Estimator is an online tool to help state and federal planners consider different strategic approaches to ensure sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19. Built off the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation demand model, the tool currently shows deficits in supply for respiratory therapists, intensivists, hospitalists, and critical care nurses in certain…

Independent Freestanding Emergency Departments and Implications for the Rural Emergency Physician Workforce in Texas

Independent freestanding emergency departments (IFEDs) have increased rapidly over the last decade, especially in Texas. This growth calls for a closer look into the implications of these new models of health care organizations. This article examines the IFED physician workforce composition and changes in emergency physician workforce supply across states and in rural Texas.ArrayArticle Arrayhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6773.13587November…

COVID-19 County Workforce Deficit Estimator

The Mullan Institute estimates that between now and March 20, 2021, 7% of counties in the USwill experience hospital workforce staffing strains due to COVID-19 hospitalizations. Using new county-level projections of COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU occupancy provided, it is estimated that 209 counties will need to implement crisis workforce strategies. This involves tiered staffing strategies…

Medicare Support for Dental and Podiatry Graduate Medical Education Programs

One of the major challenges the oral health workforce faces is those that affect patient access and outcomes.  Although Medicare programs provide almost 15 million a year in GME payments to teaching hospitals, there is little information about how the US invests in training the podiatry workforce. This article evaluates Medicare GME payments to teaching…

Health Workforce for Health Equity

Health disparities have worsened over the last 20 years in the United States, and research has exposed the role of health care systems in contributing to these disparities. Based on race/ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, and geography, communities face disproportionately higher disparities in access, diagnosis, and treatment, ultimately resulting in adverse health outcomes. This…

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