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Primary Care

Primary care acts as the first level of healthcare an individual receives. This typically involves interactions of individuals with nurses and general practitioners who aid in diagnosing and treating basic conditions.

Topics: COVID-19, Primary Care, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

March 3, 2021
This Health Affairs blog article reviews recommendations authorizing community health workers, retired professionals, health professions students, pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
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COVID-19 and the Health Workforce

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Long-Term Care, Nursing, Oral Health, Primary Care

February 4, 2021
This commentary describes the articles included in the health workforce research journal supplement of Medical Care Research and Review. It discusses how the issues raised by the authors relate to the COVID-19 pandemic and rapidly changing health care environment.
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Health Workforce Supplement

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Long-Term Care, Nursing, Oral Health, Primary Care

February 4, 2021
This collection of research articles authored by staff from HRSA-funded Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) are published together as an open access supplement in the Medical Care Research and Review journal, providing a comprehensive picture of the US health care and health support workforce today.
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Topics: Education and Training, Primary Care

November 24, 2020
This article explores whether CC applicants were a significant contributor to the diversity of matriculants to PA programs and whether CC applicants were less likely to matriculate to PA programs than non-CC applicants.
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Topics: Education and Training, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Primary Care, Staffing

November 20, 2020
This article surveyed MAs and family physicians for evidence of role confusion between MAs and physicians, physician resistance to delegate tasks to properly trained MAs, or MA reluctance to pursue training to take on new roles.
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