Essentials of the U. S. Health Care System by Leiyu Shi; Douglas A. Singh
Publication Date: 2018-09-20
Access your Redshelf book in the Getting Started module of the course.
Read Chapter 4. Chapter 4 discusses healthcare providers and professionals, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, other doctoral-level health professionals, nurses, nonphysician practitioners, allied health professionals, public health professionals, and health services administrators.
Dickson, J. J. (2015). Supporting a generationally diverse workforce: Considerations for aging providers in the US healthcare system. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Education, Research & Policy, 8(2), 1071-1086.
The article describes factors that hinder or support the continued employment of occupational therapy practitioners over the age of 50 and suggests workplace accommodations and considerations that might allow some to work longer in the field.
Gaffney, A., McCormick, D., Bor, D., Woolhandler, S., & Himmelstein, D. (2019). Coverage expansions and utilization of physician care: Evidence from the 2014 Affordable Care Act and 1966 Medicare/Medicaid Expansions. American Journal of Public Health, 109(12), 1694–1701.
This article evaluates the effects of the two major coverage expansions in U.S. history—Medicare/Medicaid in 1966 and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014—on the utilization of physician care.
Kirch, D. G., & Petelle, K. (2017). Addressing the physician shortage: The peril of ignoring demography. JAMA, 317(19), 1947-1948.
This article emphasizes that with multiple variables affecting how the health needs of the United States will evolve in the next few years, physician workforce projections must consider this complex and dynamic landscape.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2020). Healthcare occupations.
This website describes how the employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.