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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.
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Optometrists and Opticians
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How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care? - A new report from the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center assesses the increased demand for primary care services resulting from the large number of rural residents who have gained insurance coverage through the ACA, and how NPs and PAs can help alleviate the shortage of primary care physicians. Results are available by state and region. To read more click here

2016 National Residency Match Results - The National Residency Match results are closely watched because they are predictive of future changes in the physician manpower supply in the United States. This year's results show a continuing growth in the number of primary care positions. To read more click here

State Scope of Practice Laws, Nurse Midwifery Workforce, and Childbirth Procedures and Outcomes - A recent study published in Women's Health Issues finds that women living in states with autonomous scope of practice laws for certified nurse midwives have fewer cesarean deliveries, preterm births or low birth weight babies. To read more click here

Fast Facts
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Primary Care Service Areas in South Carolina

This project was a collaboration between the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning and the SC DHEC Office of Primary Care in an effort to identify primary care market areas and resources within South Carolina. Primary Care Service Areas (PCSAs) are designed to identify small geographic areas that are relatively self-contained markets for primary care services. The 95 PCSAs identified in our analysis were developed using de-identified 2013 billing data from the State Employee Health Plan to examine patient travel patterns for primary care services.

Each Zip Code in South Carolina is encompassed in a PCSA and a list of Zip Codes and their associated PCSA is included at the end of this short report. The interactive map allows readers to see the population characteristics, selected health status indicators, and primary care provider resources in each PCSA by clicking on an area within the map.

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

4/20/2016 - 4/20/2016 Webinar - Regulating Supply in an Era of Increased Demand: Nursing Scope of Practice and Patient Access to Care - You can register for this Webinar, featuring Michael R. Richards, MD PhD MPH, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies website: www.healthworkforcestudies.com

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