Staffing Shortages Are Bad for Our Health

Staffing Shortages Are Bad for Our Health

By Carol Verderese

The Covid-19 pandemic intensified a healthcare workforce crisis long in the making. Even before the pandemic, the United States lacked enough doctors to meet the country’s healthcare needs—the shortage of doctors in 2019 was around 20,000, and this deficit could reach 124,000 by 2034, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Approximately 1.4 million […]

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