Cover: Changes in Employment in the US Health Care Workforce, 2016-2022

Changes in Employment in the US Health Care Workforce, 2016-2022

Published in: JAMA (2023). doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.18932

Posted on Nov 6, 2023

by Thuy D. Nguyen, Christopher M. Whaley, Kosali Ilayperuma Simon, Jonathan H. Cantor

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a variety of disruptions to the health care workforce. Data on select health care workforce sectors chronicle patterns in employment through 2021. Lack of national studies on the broad health care workforce using more recent data in this period of rapid change limits the ability of health care organizations and policy makers to ensure that patient needs are met. This study estimated recovery since the initial decrease in employment after the March 2020 public health emergency across US health care subsectors through the end of 2022.

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