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Health care systems have recovered from pandemic labor shortages: Report

Posted On: Mar. 28, 2023 9:56 AM CST

The COVID-19-driven labor shortage that's plagued health systems appears to be over, with new hiring reflecting a shift to more outpatient settings, according to an analysis by health care think tank Altarum, Axios reports. Health care employment is roughly where it was in February 2020 before the pandemic, with jobs added last month consistent with a 12-month average of 49,100, the report says. Hospital employment is close to the level of three years ago and ambulatory care employment is nearly 5.6% higher.