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2009 Healthcare Workforce in the News

  • Building a Stronger Workforce: The Importance of Studying Nursing Job Satisfaction

    December 1, 2009 - Historically speaking, nursing shortages come and go. The current nursing shortage, however, is not projected to end anytime in the next two decades. Rather, it is predicted to become the most severe shortage ever. Given a sustained and critical shortage of nurses, it has become practical and even n...

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  • Physician Shortage a Growing Concern In Emergency Medicine

    August 12, 2009 - Patients in the United States visit a physician approximately 1 billion times a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of these visits, some 120 million, or 12 percent, take place at hospital emergency rooms. Yet only 4 percent of the nation’s physicians are emergency medicine special...

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