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Healthcare Labor Shortages and Causes

What are the labor shortages and causes within healthcare?

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1. What are the labor shortages and causes within healthcare?

Central Community College has forecasted that by 2011, the counties served by the college will be short 930 registered nurses, 41 medical technologists, 77 respiratory therapists, 71 health information workers and 593 nurse aides. And, the Nebraska Center for Nursing predicts an estimated shortage of 4,000 full-time registered nurses by 2020 as the state's work force ages and the demand for health care services increases, said Monica Seeland, vice president of quality initiatives for the Nebraska Hospital Association (http://www.theindependent.com/news/x61384873/Labor-shortage-already-serious-in-healthcare-industry).

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First, the aging work force and an increased demand for healthcare services are causing a shortage in labor. For ...

Solution Summary

In reference to healthcare, this solution discusses the specific labor shortages, as well as the potential causes. Examples are provided.

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