Provider Retention in High Need Areas. Retention of Participants by Place of NHSC Service

12/22/2014

We also analyzed the retention patterns of NHSC providers by the place of service to understand whether the institution type they work in is associated with their propensity to remain in HPSAs after service completion.

Since about half of all NHSC participants work in FQHCs, we investigated the retention of providers by whether they were working in an FQHC at the time of NHSC service completion. Using the second analytic dataset, we found that about 88% of the 8,760 participants who worked in FQHCs were still in the same zip code as of December 2013. In contrast, participants who were in non-FQHCs while in service are substantially less likely to be in the same location at the end of our observation period.

Table III. 5: Comparison of Retention Trends by NHSC Place of Service (FQHC vs non-FQHC locations)

Separation Year

In Same Zip code

In Different Zip code

Total

% in Same Zip code

In FQHC

2000

109

15

124

87.9%

2001

100

15

115

87.0%

2002

117

14

131

89.3%

2003

174

30

204

85.3%

2004

324

38

362

89.5%

2005

390

49

439

88.8%

2006

410

74

484

84.7%

2007

340

46

386

88.1%

2008

321

43

364

88.2%

2009

316

44

360

87.8%

2010

422

54

476

88.7%

2011

886

110

996

89.0%

2012

998

137

1,135

87.9%

2013

2,710

384

3,094

87.6%

Total

7,617

1,053

8,670

87.9%

Not In FHQC

2000

21

73

94

22.3%

2001

16

91

107

15.0%

2002

17

95

112

15.2%

2003

38

160

198

19.2%

2004

75

288

363

20.7%

2005

84

317

401

20.9%

2006

83

366

449

18.5%

2007

76

360

436

17.4%

2008

78

312

390

20.0%

2009

93

300

393

23.7%

2010

100

349

449

22.3%

2011

233

841

1,074

21.7%

2012

329

1,141

1,470

22.4%

2013

768

2,609

3,377

22.7%

Total

2,011

7,302

9,313

21.6%

 

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