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Staffing

Staffing relates to the professionals working within a given organization. Staffing configuration and supply are always important considerations. In the health workforce, staffing is used to effectively meet demands of patients and provide quality health care.

Authors: Bianca Frogner | Janette Dill

Topics: COVID-19, Staffing

April 19, 2022
This article compares turnover rates before the pandemic (January 2019-March 2020) with the first 9 months (April 2020-December 2020) and latter 8 months of the pandemic (January 2021-October 2021) to identify which health care workers were at highest risk of exiting the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Janet Coffman | Lisel Blash

Topics: COVID-19, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

March 17, 2022
This report describes models of community paramedic practice that have been utilized in the US during the pandemic and discusses changes in law and regulation that would facilitate more widespread adoption of these models.
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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Paula Kett | Lillian Prueher | Bianca Frogner | Grace Guenther

Topics: Diversity, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

February 17, 2022
This article examines the navigator profession to better understand the equity work they do, the training and skills required, and the Navigator Program-based challenges they face.
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Authors: Ben Dunlap | Anne Basye | Susan Skillman

Topics: Staffing, Workforce Demand

December 6, 2021
This report examines why and how background checks on the health workforce are used; the broad variation of laws, regulations, and policies that govern them; their potential misuse; and ways to use background checks to help ensure patient safety while supporting health workforce development.
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Authors: Stephen McCall | Kezia Scales | Joanne Spetz

Topics: COVID-19, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

October 20, 2021
This report explores how direct care workers and workers from similar entry-level occupations became unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic; to what extent the skills of displaced workers align with those of direct care occupations; and how many displaced workers re-entered the workforce (including into direct care jobs) within the following year.
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