Breaking Down Silos: An Interview with the Health Workforce Forecasting Team
In addition to “Improving Nursing Workforce Forecasts: Comparative Analysis of the Cohort Supply Model and the Health Workforce Simulation Model” out in the November/December issue of Nursing Economic$, Center researchers and Health Services Resources Administration representatives sat down with Donna Nickitas to discuss the genesis and the journey of working together to improve forecasting models for the registered nursing workforce
Summary: Nursing Economic$ is pleased to provide a team interview of nurse forecasting experts who authored the groundbreaking article “Improving Nursing Workforce Forecasts: Comparative Analysis of the Cohort Supply Model and the Health Workforce Simulation Model,” which is featured in this issue (Auerbach, Chattopadhyay, Zangaro, Staiger, & Buerhaus, 2017). Several individuals from two teams share their insights and developments around supply projects. We are grateful for their time and attention given to this interview. Thanks to their valuable insight, our readers will have a deeper appreciation of how forecasting is aligned to decisions regarding workforce supply and demand projections and policies. This interview focuses on the process used to address assumptions and align analytic techniques to approach an agreement in nurse workforce forecasting.
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