AMN Poll: Reform may worsen healthcare worker shortage

In partnership with The Council on Physician and Nurses Supply, AMN Healthcare released the results of a recently conducted poll of hospital CEOs suggesting that healthcare reform will exacerbate the shortage of healthcare professionals.

"While the short-term economic environment may have temporarily eased the ability to recruit and retain clinical staff, the long-term dynamics of an aging population will drive the need for thousands of additional healthcare professionals," Susan Nowakowski, president of AMN Healthcare, said. "Any plan to expand access to care would intensify an already anticipated critical shortage of clinicians."

Healthcare reform has been a big topic this year. How healthcare reform will affect the healthcare staffing industry remains to be seen. However, most people seem to think it will definitely have a positive impact on the healthcare staffing industry as the demand for healthcare staff increases.

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