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Better Information Needed on Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, and Other Direct Care Workers

August 1, 2016

This report from the Government Accountability Office reviews previous efforts to collect data on the workforce and recommends that the Department of Health and Human Services produce more accurate workforce projections for the direct care workforce.

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Key Takeaways

The direct care workforce has a critical role in long-term care provision.
HRSA should produce projections of supply and demand for the direct care workforce.
The federal government needs to developed methods to address data limitations

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