CHCs Use Diverse Staffing

Study Overview Numerous areas of the United States have an inadequate supply of primary care physicians and the shortfall is expected to grow and spread. To address these concerns, as well as to improve the quality of the care delivered, health policy experts have recommended that medical practices transform and embrace “team-based” care, encouraging a broader range of medical staff working together. This study examines different medical staffing patterns in community health centers, the impact of staffing on productivity, staff roles, and the factors affecting staffing patterns. The experiences of health centers are relevant not only for safety net providers, but also for the broader array of group medical practices in the United States as they implement team-based care approaches. Published Article: Ku L, Frogner B, Steinmetz E, Pittman P. 2015. Community Health Centers Employ Diverse Staffing Patterns, Which Can Provide Productivity Lessons for Medical Practices. Health Affairs, 34(1): 95- 103. You May Also Be Interested In: • CEO Perspectives on Factors Determining Medical Staff Configurations in CHCs • Do Years of Experience with Electronic Health Records Matter for Productivity in CHCs? • Does Liberalizing State Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws Affect Staffing and Productivity in Community Health Centers? • Longitudinal Analysis of Electronic Health Records Adoption on Staffing Mix in Community Health Centers • Optimal Staffing in Community Health Centers to Improve Quality of Care • Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Effects on Staffing, Workflow, & Productivity in Community Health Centers • The Changing Community Health Center Workforce: 2007-2013 • The Effects of the Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Staffing and Productivity in Community Health Centers • The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

For questions regarding this study, please contact: Leighton Ku, PhD The George Washington University Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management Milken Institute School of Public Health

Phone: (202) 994-4143 E-mail: lku@gwu.edu

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