Certified Diabetes Educators in New York: Findings from a Market Analysis and Recommendations for Improving Access to Diabetes Self-Management Education Services
To understand more about the certified diabetes educator (CDE) workforce, the Center, in collaboration with the Diabetes Policy Center of the New York State Health Foundation, conducted a market analysis of CDEs in New York. The analysis included interviews with key informants and surveys of CDEs and providers of diabetes education services across the state. The study found that despite limited demand for CDEs, there was substantial unmet need for diabetes education services in New York. This report is posted to the Center’s Web site at: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/cdeny2010.pdf.
The Health Workforce in New York, 2008: Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Health Workers
The Center routinely monitors annual health care employment patterns and other indicators of the supply of and demand for health workers by occupation and by setting in New York. The most recent report of this research has just been released. Based primarily on 2008 data, the study reflects the impacts of the current economic downturn on the supply of and demand for health workers. Health care providers reported an easing of recruitment and retention difficulties in some health professions and occupations. Even though providers in all settings and regions reported persistent problems recruiting and retaining experienced registered nurses (RNs), they cited much less difficulty finding newly-trained RNs. Hospitals in most regions of the state reported the most difficulty recruiting and retaining clinical laboratory technicians and technologists. To view the full report, go to the Center’s Web site at: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/nytracking2010.pdf.
Residency Training Outcomes in New York, 2009
The Center conducts an annual survey of all physicians completing a residency or fellowship training program in New York in order to better understand demand for new physicians and the outcomes of training. A key finding from the 2009 survey was that demand for primary care physicians was comparable to demand for specialists. Further, less than half of new physicians were planning to stay in New York after completing training. The two most common reasons for leaving New York were proximity to family (24%) and better jobs in desired locations outside of New York (14%). To view the full report, go to the Center’s Web site at: http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/nyexit2010.pdf.
Health Care Employment Projections: An Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Projections, 2008-2018
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics biennially publishes occupational and industry employment projections for the coming decade. Projections by sector and by occupation for the period 2008 through 2018 were released in November 2009. The Center analyzed these projections and summarized the most significant findings related to health care employment. Health care continued to be the fastest growing employment sector in the country. Between 2008 and 2018, the health care sector is projected to grow by nearly 23%, compared to about 9% for all other employment sectors, with over three million jobs created in the health sector nationwide during the time period.
Over half of the top 30 occupations in the U.S. that are projected to grow the fastest between 2008 and 2018 are health occupations. Many new jobs will be available for RNs, nursing aides, home health aides, medical assistants, and licensed practical nurses This report can be downloaded at http://www.chwsny.org/archive/uploads/2012/07/blsproj2010.pdf.
New York Physician Workforce Requirements Assessment
Using forecasting models adapted to include data specific to New York, the Center developed a variety of supply and demand scenarios to estimate the potential impact of a number of factors, including, changes in the retention of physicians trained in the state, the implementation of health care reform with expanded access to health insurance, and efforts to make the delivery of health care more efficient. Based on these forecasting models, the Center concluded that between 2006 and 2030, growth in the demand for physicians in New York would likely outpace growth in the supply of physicians. The forecasts suggest that New York is likely to face a physician shortage in 2030, and, in the case of areas and populations already experiencing shortages, a worsening of current shortages. To view the full report, go to the Center’s Web site at: http://www.chwsny.org/r-2010-7/.
Work in Progress…
A Study of the Allergy/Immunology Physician Workforce in the U.S.
The Center, in a continuing collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is conducting a survey of allergy/immunology physicians practicing in the U.S. The survey includes questions on practice characteristics and future plans, among others. This study was designed to assess of the adequacy of the allergy/immunology physician workforce for the future. The current survey marks the third wave of the survey. The project has been ongoing since 1998.
An Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Pay Disparities Among Hospital Nurses in New York City
This article, published in the November 2009 issue of Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice was authored by Sandra McGinnis and Jean Moore. The data for this analysis were drawn from a 2006-07 survey of RNs working in hospitals in New York City. The survey found that minority RNs earned less on average than their non-Hispanic White counterparts. Regression decomposition was applied to these data to investigate how much of the differential could be attributed to different characteristics of different racial/ethnic groups and how much could be attributed to differential valuation of characteristics between racial/ethnic groups. While some of the differential was due to differences in characteristics, a substantial amount was due to differential valuation of the same characteristics, e.g., factors associated with higher pay for non-Hispanic Whites were less associated with higher pay for minorities.
McGinnis SL and Moore JM. “An Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Pay Disparities Among Hospital Nurses in New York City.” Policy Polit Nurs Pract 2009 Nov;10(4):252-8.
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