The Rural Nursing Shortage
Abstract: During the pandemic, policymakers and reporters have focused on the number of available hospital beds as a measure of the health system's capacity to deal with COVID-19 infections. But those beds don't matter very much without medical staff — doctors, nurses, and other trained specialists — to treat the patients in them. And after nearly two years on the front lines of the pandemic, health care workers are stretched thin.
Description: Journal Article
Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Part of Series: Econ Focus
Publication Date: 2022