Workforce Demand

Workforce demand is an economic concept based on the willingness of employers to purchase the services of health care professionals at a particular compensation level. Demand is a primary reference point in workforce studies because it takes into account economic realities, and because current levels of employment reflect economic demand.

Authors: Ben Dunlap | Anne Basye | Susan Skillman

Topics: Staffing, Workforce Demand

December 6, 2021
This report examines why and how background checks on the health workforce are used; the broad variation of laws, regulations, and policies that govern them; their potential misuse; and ways to use background checks to help ensure patient safety while supporting health workforce development.
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November 2, 2021
This webinar examines governor-issued executive orders that expanded scope-of-practice or reduced regulatory barriers for out-of-state healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Andrew Jopson | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

November 1, 2021
This report examines healthcare workers in self-employment, contingent, and alternative nonstandard work categories, identifies occupations involved in these types of work, and discusses workers’ personal characteristics.
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Authors: Stephen McCall | Kezia Scales | Joanne Spetz

Topics: COVID-19, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

October 20, 2021
This report explores how direct care workers and workers from similar entry-level occupations became unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic; to what extent the skills of displaced workers align with those of direct care occupations; and how many displaced workers re-entered the workforce (including into direct care jobs) within the following year.
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October 5, 2021
This webinar examines employment trends throughout the US health care delivery system, as well as employment and earnings trends of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants.
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