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Health Care Career Guide - US Dept. of Labor  Editor's Pick

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the health care industry provided 14.3 million jobs in 2008, and will provide more new jobs than any other sector by 2018. See growth rates, wages, and outlook information here for 40 types of healthcare jobs; 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent resource

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 2018 (pdf)

Overview of Bureau of Labor Statistics projections by sector and by occupation for the period 2008 through 2018 released in November 2009. From the NY Center for Health Workforce Studies at albany.edu March 2010; 18 pages

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

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Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, March 2014 (AHRQ)  Editor's Pick

Survey results from 405,281 hospital staff members (54% avg. response rate) in 653 participating hospitals in 2014 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. 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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