ERIC Number: ED463422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Health Care Workforce in Ten States: Education, Practice and Policy. Interstate Comparisons, Spring 2001.
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
A pilot project profiled and compared the influence of the major environments of supply and demand, education, practice location and incentives, licensure and regulation, and planning and analysis on the health workforce in and among 10 states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin). Data were collected through telephone and mail interviews with state and higher education, professions regulation, and recruitment and retention program officials; custom tabulations by national professional trade associations and others using national databases; federal databases; site visit interviews in the 10 states; phone conversations with state and federal government officials; and literature reviews. Results of the study include individual health workforce assessments for each of the 10 pilot states and a single assessment that compares various data and influences across the 10 states. In comparing the state findings, the project concluded that typically, states pay attention to only one or two types of policies and policy environments, ignoring potential means of encouraging broader change and reform and that states have not pursued a coherent and comprehensive policy aimed at promoting a reasonable health workforce; rather the process is fragmented and lacking in long-term effectiveness. (Contains 44 references, 44 charts, and 19 tables.) (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Graduate Medical Students, Health Insurance, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Health Services, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, State Regulation, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/forum/workforceprofiles/state comp.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Florida; Illinois; Iowa; Texas; Utah; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin