HHS ASPE Releases Workforce Study

Research and Data; Workforce

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released a workforce-related study entitled, Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Hospital and Outpatient Clinician Workforce: Challenges and Policy Responses. The report primarily focuses on the hospital and outpatient clinician workforce and includes, amongst other topics, information on staffing agency usage and mental health and burnout of providers.  

On Page six of the study, it is noted that while overal​​l employment in the health care industry increased by 63,300 between December 2020 and December 2021, there was significant variation by sector – including a decline of 145,600 employees in nursing and residential care facilities. You can read the full study here​