2013 Clinical Workforce Survey
December 12, 2013
HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES IS CHANGING.
growing number of providers, including health systems, community
hospitals, academic centers, medical groups, community health centers,
urgent care centers, free-standing emergency rooms and others, are
seeking to provide better care at a better value. Rather than generating
a high volume of services, the goal is to achieve value for patients.
movement away from volume and towards value is predicated on a number
of factors: information technology implementation, new treatment
protocols, service integration and global payment systems, among others.
in an era of profound change, however, one constant remains. Healthcare
delivery is still about people. The physicians, nurses, advanced
practitioners, and allied health professionals on the front lines of
care are still critical to the access, quality and cost of the services
patients receive. Without a robust, dedicated and integrated workforce,
quality, cost and other goals cannot be achieved.
Healthcare, the nation’s largest innovator of healthcare workforce
solutions, is committed to reporting on healthcare workforce trends and
to addressing healthcare workforce challenges. As part of this effort,
we conduct annual surveys examining workforce trends among various
clinicians, including physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners and
allied healthcare professionals, as well as healthcare facility
AMN Healthcare’s 2013 Clinical Workforce
Survey looks at healthcare workforce issues from the perspective of
hospital leaders, including chief executive officers (CEOs), chief
financial officers (CFOs), department heads and others. The survey
reflects the strategic emphasis hospital leaders place on workforce
challenges, how they view the current supply of healthcare
professionals, whether the need for such professionals is growing or
diminishing, the vacancy rate of healthcare professionals, and related
Survey results are offered as an informational
resource for healthcare executives, policy makers, academics, staffing
professionals, journalists and others who follow workforce trends in the
context of today’s rapidly evolving healthcare system.