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					  Up to 168,000 hospital positions
         are unfilled today.


             Other Hospital
              Professions         Registered                 Up to 126,000 RNs
                  25%              Nurses                     Needed Today
                                     75%




                                               Hospital positions included in survey:
                                               Registered Nurses
               Up to 168,000 hospital          Pharmacists
               positions are unfilled          Radiological Technologists
                                               Laboratory Technologists
                                               Billing / Coders
Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey           Housekeeping / Maintenance               1
 In hospitals, a large share of positions remain unfilled.
 Vacancy Rates — the Percent of Unfilled, Budgeted Positions — for Selected
 Hospital Personnel


              Pharmacists                                                     21%



Radiological Technologists                                         18%



            Billing/Coders                                         18%



 Laboratory Technologists                              12%



        Registered Nurses                            11%



Housekeeping/Maintenance                        9%


                             0%                       13%                               25%

                                                                                    2
         Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey
While a problem in rural and urban areas, rural hospitals
have a larger percent unfilled positions for most positions.
Urban/Rural Vacancy Rates for Selected Hospital Personnel

30%                           29%




                                                21%
                                                                                19%
                                                                          17%
                                         16%
                        15%                                     15%
15%
       12%
             10%                                          10%                                    10%

                                                                                            7%




0%
      Registered       Pharmacists       Radiological     Laboratory     Billing/Coders   Housekeeping/
       Nurses                           Technologists    Technologists                     Maintenance

                                             Urban      Rural
                                                                                                          3
      Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey
The reported shortage of hospital staff is widespread.
Percent of Hospitals that Perceive there are More Job Openings than Available
People


100%
           89%

 80%                        76%
                                              67%

 60%                                                       54%
                                                                            48%

 40%
                                                                                            27%

 20%



  0%
         Registered      Radiological     Pharmacists    Laboratory     Billing/Coders   Housekeeping/
          Nurses        Technologists                   Technologists                     Maintenance

                                                                                                     4
       Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey
    75% of hospitals report more difficulty in recruiting
    nurses than last year.
    Hospitals reporting more Difficulty in Recruiting than Last Year by Selected
    Hospital Personnel


        Registered Nurses                                                                 75%


Radiological Technologists                                                          63%


              Pharmacists                                               50%


 Laboratory Technologists                                         43%


            Billing/Coders                                 35%


Housekeeping/Maintenance                             24%


                             0%                20%          40%               60%             80%
                                                                                          5
             Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey
        Today’s staffing shortages are causing access problems
        for many hospitals.
        Percent of Hospitals Reporting Occurrences as a Result of Workforce Shortage
        Impacts


         Exceeded 90% Census At Peak                                                                42%

          Experienced ED Overcrowding                                                               41%

       Reduced Number of Beds Staffed                                              28%


                  Gone on ED Diversion                                            26%

     Increased Waiting Time to Surgery                                      22%

Cancelled Inpatient/Outpatient Surgeries                          15%

           Reduced Outpatient Capacity                           14%

                                           0%        5%   10%   15%   20%   25%   30%   35%   40%       45%
                                                                                                    6
              Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey
        Shortages have an impact on all hospitals, but especially
        in urban hospitals that have higher numbers of patients
        Hospitals Reporting Workforce Shortage Impacts

                                                                                                  57%
          Experienced ED Overcrowding
                                                                              31%

                                                                                                 55%
        Exceeded 90% Census At Peak                                                35%

                                                                                         43%
                  Gone on ED Diversion                      14%

                                                                                    39%
      Reduced Number of Beds Staffed
                                                                  21%
                                                                             30%
     Increased Waiting Time to Surgery                        16%

                                                                  21%
Cancelled Inpatient/Outpatient Surgeries
                                                        11%

                                                               19%
           Reduced Outpatient Capacity                  10%

                                           0%         10%     20%       30%        40%     50%    60%

                                                                     Rural    Urban
                                                                                                        7
               Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey
       The workforce shortage is getting worse, and affecting
       access to care.
       Hospitals Reporting Increased Frequency of Workforce Shortage Impacts
       Compared to Last Year


          Experienced ED Overcrowding                                                   30%

         Exceeded 90% Census At Peak                                            24%

                   Gone on ED Diversion                                  18%


       Reduced Number of Beds Staffed                                    18%

     Increased Waiting Time to Surgery                                 16%

Cancelled Inpatient/Outpatient Surgeries                        11%

           Reduced Outpatient Capacity                     9%

                                             0%      5%   10%    15%    20%    25%    30%    35%
                                                                                         8
              Source: AHA Special Workforce Survey

				
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