Healthcare Staffing - Coverage Report

Published on: 10/11/2017

The US Healthcare Staffing Industry is projected to grow a healthy 7.0% in 2017 according to SIA.  Much of this growth stems from greater health care utilization as the population ages coupled with a tight supply of qualified medical professionals. Global health care expenditures are expected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020 from $7 trillion in 2015 (Deloitte) while The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting significant deficits of both physicians and nurses by 2025. As healthcare delivery organizations struggle to staff their facilities with properly credentialed clinicians, many are recognizing the flexibility, benefits, and effectiveness of an outsourced model and increasing their use of temporary labor.  In a recent survey of healthcare facilities conducted by Medscape, 94% said they'd employed locum tenens physicians within the past 12 months compared to 74% in 2012.

 

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