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Use the buttons below to search this site for reports and other documents related to that occupational group. The order here reflects the size of each of these licensed provider groups in South Carolina.
Nurses_RNs and LPNs
Physicians
Pharmacists
Advanced Paractive Nurses
Physical Therapists
Dentists
Occupational Therapists
Optometrists and Opticians
Physician Assistants
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SC County EMS Tries to Ease Workload of 24-Hour Shifts? - According to JEMS.com, on February 28, 2015, “Charleston County EMS schedule switch brings some praise and some grumbling. Other agencies such as Berkeley, Dorchester struggle with fatigue, weigh possible changes.”TO READ MORE click here

Even in Nursing, No Equal Pay for Women - According to Reuters, on March 24, 2015, “Even though nine out of 10 nurses are women, men in the profession earn higher salaries, and the pay gap has remained constant over the past quarter century, a study finds.” TO READ MORE click here

Medicaid Patients Struggle to Get Dental Care - According to USA Today, on February 15, 2015, “’Translating Medicaid coverage into care is a significant problem,’ said David Jordan, who directs the dental access project at Community Catalyst, a national consumer advocacy group based in Boston. ‘The number of adults on Medicaid who are able to see a dentist is woefully short of where it needs to be.’” TO READ MORE click here





Fast Facts
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Pharmacists play an increasingly important role in our healthcare system. The traditional role of the pharmacist is expanding beyond the dispensary into a more active involvement in patient care as part of the health care team. Knowing the size and characteristics of the current pharmacist workforce in the state is valuable information for educators and policy makers concerned with ensuring an adequate supply of pharmacists for South Carolina. This report provides a detailed description of the pharmacist workforce in the state, as well as information about how it has been changing in recent years. It includes information about the number and type of pharmacists practicing in the state, their demographic characteristics, information about where and how much they practice, wages, and an estimate of the current balance between pharmacist supply and demand in South Carolina. To read the full report click the report cover above.



Background
The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning (OHW) provides a central location for coordinating research into the supply and demand for different types of healthcare providers in our state, and ac ts as a central clearinghouse for research results. Producing the wide variety of healthcare providers needed in today's healthcare market can be costly and complex. Having a regular source of information about workforce supply and demand trends will he lp our policy makers, legislators, and educational systems make the best decisions about where to invest our resources. In turn, those decisions will help to ensure that South Carolina citizens have access to the healthcare services they need and want.

South Carolina Health Professions
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Calendar of Events

1/15/2015 - 1/15/2015 Future of Nursing Action Coalition Steering Committee Meeting - The Steering Committee will meet in Columbia at the SC Hospital Association Conference Center at 1:00 p.m.


From the Director's Office

Welcome to the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning. Here you will find information about the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. We will be posting the results of our research on a regular basis. If you are seeking information about a particular group of healthcare professionals and do not find what you need here, please contact our office.

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning,
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
19 Hagood Ave., Suite 802, Charleston, SC 29425 Phone: (843) 792-4431