Case Study : Healthcare Professionals Shortage

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Case Report Healthcare Professionals Shortage Emma Perry North Carolina Central University Healthcare Professionals Shortage People see hospitals as a place where one goes for healing and medical care, but hospitals are businesses that healthcare administrators have the responsibility of maintaining. Healthcare administrators’ responsibilities include many aspects related to patient care. Some of those aspects are social and public policy and the technical management of healthcare delivery in hospitals. Unfortunately, healthcare administrators are faced with many challenges as well. One of the growing challenges that healthcare administrators are facing is the shortage of healthcare professionals. Background.…show more content…
There are many stakeholders involved in the healthcare system including healthcare administrator, healthcare professionals, hospitals, primary care, and patients. Burrows, Suh, and Hamann (2012) states that the Association of American Medical Colleges believes that by the year 2025 there will be a shortage or at least 124,000 full-time doctors and the Council on Graduate Medical Education believes that by the year 2020 there will be a shortage of 85,000 doctors which is 10 percent of the doctors in the healthcare field today. The need for nurses is increasing because there is already a shortage of nurses. But this need will become even more urgent as nurses retire. According to Burrows, Suh, and Hamann (2012) over 51 percent of nurses today are 40 years old and 50 year old nurses make up 40 percent. So, when these nurses retire there will be a shortage and an urgent need to fill the vacancies of these nurses. Historical Factors. The issue with obtaining healthcare professionals in the past were not as prevalent as the problems today. The cost education, salaries, and the age in which many healthcare professionals were entering the healthcare field has changed dramatically. Today the cost and access to education for doctors and nurses have increased. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) president and CEO Dr. Darrell G. Kirch,

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