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Health Care Careers - MDs, DOs and Allied Health (NAAHP)

The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions provides links to organizations involved with a variety of health professions. Look into key information on becoming a physician (under Allopathic and Osteopathic), dentist or select other health care careers. Medical imaging is not covered, but many other healthcare careers are

Healthcare Employment Projections, U.S. to 2024 (pdf)

Overview of Bureau of Labor Statistics projections by sector and by occupation for the period 2014 through 2024. Ten-year job growth rate for healthcare will be similar to past decade, at 21.8%. This compare to non-healthcare expected growth of 4.8%. From the NY Center for Health Workforce Studies at albany.edu April 2016; 38 pages

HealthCare Occupations Outlook and Wages - US Dept. of Labor  Editor's Pick

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the health care industry will grow 18% between 2016 and 2026, adding 2.3 million new jobs. Home health is the fastest growing, expected to be up by 54%. Home health will add 738,000 jobs; hospitals, nursing homes and doctors' offices will all add more than 400,000 jobs by 2026. See growth rates, 2016 wages, and outlook information here for more than 40 types of healthcare jobs; 2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent resource

Influenza Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel (pdf)

The Joint Commission 100-page monograph outlines rationale and strategies for immunizing health care personnel (HCPs) against influenza - both seasonal flu and pandemic flu. Strategies from research and best practices from others are shared in order to improve vaccination rates (currently estimated around 42% nationally), thereby protecting both patients and staff, and reducing the spread of influenza. Pub 2009

Pandemic Flu Guide for Healthcare Workers - OSHA (pdf)

OSHA's guide to help hospitals and employees get ready and respond to an influenza pandemic addresses clinical information about influenza, infection control and hand hygiene, employee vaccination, protective equipment, self-triage guidelines if you have flu symptoms, and more. Practical and well-referenced; 103 pages; updated for 2009

Wages for occupations in health care (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows average salary / wages for hospital RNs ($72,210/yr), and other healthcare employees. Scroll to Table, and sort by Employment to see the largest categories. Average salary for Physicians and Dentists also listed. National employment data for 2016 updated March 2017

Work Culture - Physicians and Nurses

Results of survey from July-August 2009 of doctors and nurses (about 16% response rate) pertaining to how they treat each other. Yelling and degrading comments were a common complaint. Perceptions were that nurses were more often terminated for bad behavior than were physicians. Published by American College of Physician Executives (acpe.org) Nov. 2009

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Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, March 2016 (AHRQ)  Editor's Pick

Survey results from 447,584 hospital staff members (55% avg. response rate) in 680 participating hospitals in 2016 provide a baseline on the patient safety culture in US hospitals. While teamwork within units, and supervisors promoting safety received relatively high marks, handoffs and transitions, as well as nonpunitive response to errors were identified as weak areas. Less than half of respondents indicated staff felt free to question the decisions or actions of those with more authority. Similar results for shift changes, hospital units coordinating with each other, or transferring patients from one unit to another. Concerns about working in crisis mode too often. See especially Charts 5-1 and 5-2 and Tables 6-3, 6-4

Statistical Abstract 2012: Health Utilization, Expenditures, Diseases

US Census Bureau's National Data Book presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, healthcare workforce, injuries, diseases including 5-year cancer survival rates, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption. Average hospital cost per day in 2009 was $1853, or $10,043 per stay (tables 173 & 174); average cost per state is shown. See Health and Nutrition section. Abstract is no longer updated after 2012

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