October 10, 2023

Refreshed outlook for addressing healthcare’s staffing crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing personnel shortages in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), which are anticipated to persist. Before the pandemic, nursing supply and demand were already affected negatively by several factors, including approximately 70,000 Baby Boomer RNs retiring per year. As the remaining Baby Boomer RNs retire over the next decade, the expected loss of nursing experience is estimated at over 2 million years annually between 2020 and 2030. And the pandemic has only heightened the demand for healthcare staff.

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