How health system leaders are navigating ongoing staffing shortages: survey

By Hailey Mensik, April 2022


Overall, the biggest challenges facing systems today are staffing shortages, followed by inflation and cost increases, Medicare reimbursement cuts, lack of capital and a resurgence of new COVID-19 variants, the survey found.


Staffing shortages have only worsened throughout the pandemic as nurses and other healthcare workers have been pushed to their breaking points over the past two years.

More than a third of nurses recently surveyed by staffing firm Incredible Health said they plan to leave their current jobs by the end of this year, citing burnout and high-stress work environments. Higher pay elsewhere is the top reason for taking another position, the poll found.



More than 90% of the 75 health system leaders responding to Advis’ survey in March said they’ve increased compensation to recruit and retain staff, while 81% said they are still filling gaps with agency labor.


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