Health

Oral health workers are burned out too, says report

Burnout is a prevalent problem for the health workforce, associated with employee turnover, absenteeism and depression. Burnout has also been shown to increase risk of medical errors and raises concerns about patient safety.

Medical economics

Health professions requiring advanced degrees have few Latinos

Although the situation is improving, Latinos and especially Mexican Americans, remain very underrepresented in U.S. health professions that require advanced degrees, according to a study published today in the journal Health ...

Medical economics

Health worker shortages strongly linked to excess deaths

Shortages of health workers such as doctors, nurses and midwifery staff are strongly associated with higher death rates, especially for certain diseases such as neglected tropical diseases and malaria, pregnancy and birth ...

Medical economics

Investments needed to meet demand for home care workforce

The home care workforce increased from 2008 to 2013, but growth slowed to 2019, while the number of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) participants increased continuously from 2008 to 2020, according to a study ...

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