Massachusetts Data Collection

Massachusetts Department of Health – Health Care Workforce Center

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The Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center collects, analyzes, and disseminates data regarding the supply, geographic distribution, and workforce characteristics of health care professionals practicing in the state. The mission of the Center is to improve access to health care in the state by supporting policymaking and programs which assure optimal supply and distribution of health care providers. The Center is currently collecting data on the following health professions: dentists, dental hygienists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians.

Workforce Supply Data

Data collected for:These professions   
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process             
Survey that is part of the licensing process   
Telephone interview             
In-person interview             
The survey is:Mandatory   
Not Mandatory             
Data collected on:Every Individual   
Sample of Individuals             
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics   
Educational background   
Practice characteristics   
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals