Supply of and Demand for Therapy Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities


Description:

Little is known about the employment of therapy staff within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) relative to market needs. Therapy staff includes physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapy assistants (PTAs), occupational therapy assistants (OTAs), and therapy aides. The proposed study will compare wages and patterns of employment (e.g., full-time versus part-time, contracting, skill level- PT/OT versus PTA/OTA versus therapy aide) among therapy staff by market demand factors and SNF provider characteristics.
Lead Researcher: Tracy Mroz, PhD
Contact Info: tmroz@uw.edu

 

Funder:

HRSA: HWRC Allied Health

 

Status:

Complete

 

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Prusynski R, Frogner BK, Skillman SM, Dahal A, Mroz TM Therapy Assistant Staffing and Patient Quality Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities PUBLICATION 07-22-2021 Article
Prusynski R, Frogner BK, Dahal A, Skillman SM, Mroz T Skilled Nursing Facility Characteristics Associated with Financially Motivated Therapy and Relation to Quality PUBLICATION 06-06-2020
Prusynski R, Leland N, Frogner BK, Leibbrand C, Mroz TM Therapy Staffing in Skilled Nursing Facilities Declined After Implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model PUBLICATION 05-06-2021 Article
Mroz TM, Dahal A, Prusynski R, Skillman S, Frogner BK Variation in Employment of Therapy Assistants in Skilled Nursing Facilities Based on Organizational Factors PUBLICATION 08-28-2020 Article
Prusynski R, Frogner BK, Dahal A, Skillman S, Mroz T Therapy Assistant Staffing and Quality Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities PRESENTATION 05-07-2021
Mroz T, Dahal A, Skillman SM, Prusynski R, Frogner BK Variation in Employment of Therapy Assistants in Skilled Nursing Facilities Based on Organizational Factors PRESENTATION 07-28-2020 Poster