How do you remove harms and dangers from your medical environment? Safety officials have studied this question for years and found many innovative solutions to various issues. But when deciding what action to take in removing a threat, the best tool to use is the hierarchy of controls:
An aging and retiring nurse workforce, burnout from the pandemic, and a rapidly greying Baby Boomer population have created a trifecta of staffing challenges across the healthcare space, but one nurse leader has some suggestions.
Many healthcare executives say workforce shortages are their top challenge as the country emerges from the crisis phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Health systems, hospitals, and physician practices nationwide are struggling with workforce shortages in clinical and nonclinical roles.
Physician appointment wait times reflect the supply and demand for physician services. The survey's reported increase in physician appointment wait times in four out of five specialties suggests that there is a shortage of physicians.