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Workforce Demand

Workforce demand is an economic concept based on the willingness of employers to purchase the services of health care professionals at a particular compensation level. Demand is a primary reference point in workforce studies because it takes into account economic realities, and because current levels of employment reflect economic demand.

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Authors: Thomas Ricketts | Deborah Porterfield | Randall Miller | Erin Fraher

Topics: Diversity, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 7, 2021
This article describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians and those physicians who self-designate preventive medicine as a primary or secondary specialty, as well as the age, gender distribution, and geographic distribution of this workforce.
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Presenters: Natalia Oster | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Scope of Practice (SOP), Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 2, 2021
This brief defines the range of work statuses that one can hold, identifies areas where overlap may create confusion, and discusses the potential long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in the health care industry.
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Authors: Rachel Prusynski | Natalie Leland | Tracy Mroz

Topics: Behavioral Health, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 17, 2021
This article compares wages and patterns of employment among skilled nursing facilities therapy staff to estimate immediate and gradual effects of PDPM implementation.
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Authors: Heather Wilson | Evan Galloway | Julie Spero | Thomas Ricketts | Erin Fraher | Julianna C Long

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 11, 2021
This article describes how data was used in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina to support decisions about the deployment, surge, and maintenance of necessary health care staff.
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Authors: Nicole Cadovius | Shannon Mace | Courtney Brown

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Policy, Staffing, Telehealth, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 11, 2021
This report investigates systems-level factors and service delivery following COVID-19-related state and federal regulatory changes and their impact on behavioral health workforce capacity. Results of this study can inform future behavioral health workforce planning efforts, specifically around identifying and removing barriers to maximizing workforce capacity.
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