For the past several decades, the U.S. labor pool has grown rapidly as increased numbers of women and “baby boomers” of both genders joined the workforce, and as the relatively small number of persons born during the Great Depression retired. The future looks much different… Health care will face the twin challenges of attracting and retaining replacements for retiring workers while expanding its workforce to care for an aging population.
The health care workforce shortage has abated, thanks largely to the Great Recession and its lingering effects, which have persuaded many employees to postpone retirement and are prompting a growing number of physicians to seek hospital employment…. Nursing is one staffing area in which some hospitals went from famine to feast…. But be warned: This is the calm before the storm. A larger, more challenging shortage across multiple disciplines is on the horizon. Experts predict a shortage of about 260,000 registered nurses and 150,000 physicians by 2025 and 38,000 pharmacists by 2030.
For now, Prineville has just one family doctor for every 943 residents — a staggeringly low number… The shortage of primary care physicians isn’t just in Crook County — it’s nationwide. Studies show by the year 2020, America will be short 30,000 family physicians.
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