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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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Dentists
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Physical Work Environment in Hospitals Affects Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, With Implications for Patient Outcomes, Health Care Costs - According to rwjf.com, on July 17, 2014, job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses’ (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which can result in higher health care costs and penalties for hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid payments. Numerous studies have been conducted to assess nurses’ job satisfaction, asking about nurse-physician relationships, opportunities for promotion, autonomy, and similar issues, but very few have addressed the impact of the physical work environment on RNs’ job satisfaction.TO READ MORE click here

Twenty Accomplished Nurses from Across Country Selected for Prestigious National Nurse Fellowship Program - According to rwjf.com, on July 30, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the 20 nurses from across the United States [including two from MUSC] who have been selected as RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014, the program’s last cohort. This diverse group will participate in a three-year, world-class leadership development program that is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders who are working to improve the nation’s health care system. TO READ MORE click here

An Unexpected Growth in the Nursing Workforce - According to rwjf.org, on August 8, 2014, More registered nurses (RNs) are delaying retirement, a phenomenon that is contributing to a larger-than-expected supply of nurses, according to a new study in Health Affairs.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.

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8/11/2014 - 8/31/2014 No events scheduled for August -


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