April 16, 2021
Clinical Staffing Shortages: O Doctor, Where Art Thou?
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate problems for the health care industry; one lasting impact might be a reduction in the clinical workforce. Even before 2020, the U.S. lacked enough clinical workers to meet the growing demand. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to widen this gap, with more clinicians now considering early retirement or career changes. This could lead health systems to compete with each other for an increasingly-narrow talent pool, potentially increasing costs. According to CMS, a faster than expected growth in health-sector salaries would be the prominent factor in rising health care costs. To read more about the workforce shortfall, how it could impact hospitals and policymaking, and what’s being done, Read More >>>