Data Collection

Data collection refers to systematically gathering information about a subject or question of interest. Data may be collected from a variety of sources including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and existing records and databases.

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Topics: COVID-19, Data Collection

June 14, 2021
This policy brief focuses on 6 clinical lab occupations (medical laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, histotechnicians, histotechnologists, medical laboratory technicians, and medical laboratory scientists) to provide a better understanding of the clinical laboratory workforce, as well as state responses to the pandemic for this workforce.
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State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory

Topics: Data Collection, Data Visualization, Methodology

April 1, 2021

The State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory describes findings from a survey about data collection on health workforce supply (eg, demographic, education, and practice characteristics of health professionals), demand (eg, vacancies and employer recruitment and retention difficulties), and the education pipeline (eg, graduation rates and trainee/graduate characteristics). The data collection survey is ongoing and the […]

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Topics: Data Collection, Primary Care, Staffing

August 11, 2020
This article utilizes data from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) examination application to explore what types of professions are working together in practice.
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Community Health Needs Assessment

Topics: Community Health Needs Assessment, Data Collection, Methodology

April 9, 2020

A community health needs assessment is a collaborative analysis of the population, resources, services, health care statuses, health care outcomes, and other data in a defined community or service area that helps identify potential health issues for improvement. Certain federal and state funders require periodic community health needs assessments, including federal grants for primary care […]

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