RevCycle Intelligence May 5, 2022
Between March and April 2020, the healthcare industry lost 1.5 million workers, exacerbating healthcare workforce challenges and staffing shortages.
The COVID-19 pandemic intensified healthcare workforce challenges, leading to significant staffing shortages, increased healthcare worker burnout, and other hurdles that will likely persist after the pandemic, according to a report from HHS.
The report from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) combines data from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, highlighting how the pandemic has impacted the hospital and outpatient clinician workforce.
Workforce shortages among physician practices and hospitals were a concern before the pandemic, according to the report. Experts had predicted future shortages even without the added pressures and repercussions of COVID-19....