ModernHealthcare's fourth annual report on the U.S. healthcare
workforce includes the following statistics:
- As of December 2000, the top staff vacancy was RNs (8.5%),
followed next by nursing assistants (7.6%), and LPNs
- Hospital pharmacists are also in demand: 6.2% of positions are
vacant, and it is taking longer to fill them (6.5 months in 2005,
versus 5.3 months in 2004).
- Thirty percent of active physicians are older than 55 years of
- Despite some "hazy" numbers, "most experts now agree that the U.S. is facing a shortage of physicians that may stretch well into the next couple of decades."
Date published: 06-05-06
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