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Topics addressed by our survey: Resource use, including cost and staffing

New survey of long-term care paraprofessional workforce

The National Nursing Assistant Survey and the National Home Health Aide Survey have been added to the National Health Care Surveys. These telephone-based surveys of paraprofessional workers will provide new information needed to recruit, retain, and expand the paraprofessional long-term care workforce.

Selected recent publications using data from the National Health Care Surveys to characterize health care resource use, including cost and staffing:


Schappert SM, Rechsteiner EA. Ambulatory medical care utilization estimates for 2006. National Health Statistics Reports. 2008(8)1-32.


Pitts SR, Niska RW, Xu J, Burt CW. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2006 Emergency Department Summary. National Health Statistics Reports. 2008(7):1-39.


DeFrances CJ, Lucas CA, Buie VC. 2006 National Hospital Discharge Survey. National Health Statistics Reports. 2008(5):1-20.


Hing E, Hall MJ, Xu J. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2006 outpatient department summary. National Health Statistics Reports 2008(4):1-32.


Cherry DK, Hing E, Woodwell DA, Rechsteiner EA. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2006 Summary. National Health Statistics Reports 2008;(3):1-40.


Decker FH. Dying in a nursing home: the role of local bed supply in nursing home discharges.

J Aging Health. 2008 Feb;20(1):66-88.


Resnick HE, Heineman J, Stone R, Shorr RI. Diabetes in nursing homes: United States 2004. Diabetes Care. 2007 Oct 31; [Epub ahead of print]


Mehrotra A, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. Preventive health examinations and preventive gynecological examinations in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Sep 24;167(17):1876-83.


Han B, McAuley WJ, Remsburg RE. Agency ownership, patient payment source, and length of service in home care, 1992-2000. Gerontologist. 2007 Aug;47(4):438-46.


DeFrances CJ, Hall MJ. 2005 National Hospital Discharge Survey.  Adv Data. 2007 Jul 12;(385):1-19. ]


Middleton K, Hing E, Xu J. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2005 outpatient department summary.  Adv Data. 2007 Jun 29;(389):1-34.


Burt CW, McCaig LF, Rechtsteiner EA. Ambulatory medical care utilization estimates for 2005.

 Adv Data. 2007 Jun 29;(388):1-15.


Cherry DK, Woodwell DA, Rechtsteiner EA. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2005 summary.

Adv Data. 2007 Jun 29;(387):1-39.


Nawar EW, Niska RW, Xu J. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2005 emergency department summary.  Adv Data. 2007 Jun 29;(386):1-32.


Han B, Remsburg RE, McAuley WJ, Keay TJ, Travis SS. Length of hospice care among U.S. adults: 1992-2000. Inquiry. 2007 Spring;44(1):104-13.


Kozak LJ, DeFrances CJ, Hall MJ. National hospital discharge survey: 2004 annual summary with detailed diagnosis and procedure data. Vital Health Stat 13. 2006 Oct;(162):1-209.


Burt CW, McCaig LF. Staffing, capacity, and ambulance diversion in emergency departments: United States, 2003-04. Adv Data. 2006 Sep 27;(376):1-23.


Decker FH. Nursing staff and the outcomes of nursing home stays. Med Care. 2006 Sep;44(9):812-21.


Grabowski DC, Stevenson DG, Huskamp HA, Keating NL. The influence of Medicare home health payment incentives: does payer source matter? Inquiry. 2006 Summer;43(2):135-49.


Han B, Remsburg RE. Impact of the Medicare interim payment system on length of use in home care among patients with Medicare-only payment source. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2005;24(4):65-79.


Moss AJ, Remsburg RE. Changes in use of voluntary workers in nursing homes: United States, 1985 and 1999.  Adv Data. 2005 May 31;(357):1-8.


Mills AC, McSweeney M. Primary reasons for ED visits and procedures performed for patients who saw nurse practitioners.  J Emerg Nurs. 2005 Apr;31(2):145-9.


Balkrishnan R, Sansbury JC, Shenolikar RA, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Prescribing patterns for topical retinoids within NAMCS data. J Drugs Dermatol. 2005 Mar-Apr;4(2):172-9


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