Optimal Staffing in CHCs to Improve Quality of Care

Study Overview Major changes in staffing configurations in primary care are occurring, yet little is known about its effect on effectiveness and efficiency of care.This study examines the effects of health workforce on quality of care delivered in CHCs, measured by percent of patients with diabetes and hypertension who have their chronic conditions under control. You May Also Be Interested In: • CHCs Use Diverse Staffing and Can Provide Lessons for Other Medical Practices • 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 • 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 • Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Effects on Staffing, Workflow, & Productivity in Community Health Centers • The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

* A manuscript has been submitted to Southern Economic Journal for publication.

For questions regarding this study, please contact: Avi Dor, PhD Professor Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration The George Washington University E-mail: avidor@gwu.edu

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