Included within this resource site will be publications, reports and other analyses from various sources than can be used in support of healthcare policy decisions impacting workforce planning, education and research. We'll update this information quarterly.
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Los Angeles Region (pdf). The Center for the Health Professions. May 2008.
Comparison of Physician Workforce Estimates and Supply Projections (pdf). Douglas O. Staiger; David I. Auerbach; Peter I. Buerhaus. JAMA. October 21, 2009. (Analysis of AMA data and problems with AMA data as a projection tool)
Development of Model Physician Data Standards. Southeast Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies.
Restates problem with data.
HWS LABOR MARKET PULSE INDEX REVEALS SURPRISING VARIABILITY IN U.S. LOCAL HEALTH CARE LABOR MARKETS.Health Workforce Solutions, LLC. June 9, 2008.
About the HWS Labor Market Pulse™ Index (LMPI)
The HWS Labor Market Pulse™ Index (LMPI) provides a quarterly barometer of local market healthcare workforce expansion and contraction. Patterned loosely after the Case-Shiller home index, the LMPI identifies and enables comparison of 30 health care labor markets by tracking elements including temporary health workforce shortages and surpluses, facility and bed closures, announced layoffs and expansions, and local economic trends. The LMPI will be published quarterly as part of Labor Market Pulse™ and distributed nationally to health care executives, the media and other interested parties. For more information, visit www.labormarketpulse.com.
Ignorance about our health care workforce: a public health emergency(pdf). Tina McRee, UC-San Francisco. Center for the Health Professions. "The lack of data about allied and auxiliary workers prevents us from planning health services." 2001.
*A list of CHP's publications can be found here: http://thecenter.ucsf.edu/publications/index.htm
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis: U.S. Health Workforce Personnel Factbook. HRSA (most recent data: 2000). Aggregate national data, 1970-2000.
Physician Workforce Numbers Overestimated. Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs. October 21, 2009. "New data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile data, often used by workforce analysts, significantly overestimates the physicians available at an older age. Experts say this could be attributed to delays in updating data when a physician retires or changes status."
Providers and Workforce: Why should public policymakers be concerned about the health care workforce? NCSL. Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007.
The aging of the health workforce raises concern that many health professionals will retire about the same time that demand for their services is increasing. Furthermore, the declining proportion of the population between the ages of 18 and 30 raises the issue of whether there will be enough younger people to provide home health, nursing and personal care.
Reform and the Health Care Workforce — Current Capacity, Future Demand (pdf). John K. Iglehart. Nov. 5, 2009. (Editorial).
The Physician Workforce: Projections and Research into Current Issues Affecting Supply and Demand (pdf). HRSA. December 2008.
Toward a Method for Identifying Facilities and Communities with Shortages of Nurses, Summary Report. HRSA. 2007.
Workers Who Care: A Graphical Profile of the Frontline Health and Health Care Workforce (pdf). Health Workforce Solutions, LLC (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). 2006.
This chartbook provides comprehensive employment data on frontline health and health care workforce occupations. The data offer a profile of the frontline workforce at the national level, as well as a more nuanced description of the ways in which the frontline occupational outlook varies across states and regions. The researchers gathered the core occupational data presented here from federal sources, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and from state sources, such as state labor market information databases.