Methodology refers to the analytic techniques used to examine data in order to obtain useful information. Health workforce researchers employ a variety of methods to analyze data including basic counts of practitioners and complex supply and demand projection models.

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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February 1, 2021
This webinar focuses on registered nurse research using the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses.
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January 7, 2021
This webinar examines weighting issues associated with the 2018 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses.
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Small Area Analysis

Authors: Peter Buerhaus

Topics: Methodology, Small Area Analysis

October 19, 2020
Small Area Analysis (SAA) is a research technique used to analyze variations in health service utilization and resource allocation among neighboring communities. This web page provides answers to common questions about SAA, and access to helpful tools, resources, and related articles.
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Authors: Peter Buerhaus

Topics: Health Information Technology, Methodology, Staffing

July 1, 2020
This research brief uses electronic health record data to describe the mix of profession­als identifying and addressing pa­tient Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
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