Reimagining the nursing workload: finding time to close the workforce gap


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US healthcare organizations continue to grapple with the impacts of the nursing shortage - scaling back of health services, increasing staff burnout and mental-health challenges, and rising labor costs. While several health systems have had some success in rebuilding their nursing workforces in recent months, estimates still suggest a potential shortage of 200,000 to 450,000 nurses in the United States, with acute-care settings likely to be most affected. Identifying opportunities to close this gap remains a priority in the healthcare industry. This article highlights research conducted...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Labour market; Technology; Employment; Management

Keywords: Labour shortage; Working conditions; Work organisation; Trend; Employee retention; Automation; Perception; Administration; Time management; Survey

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Place of publication not identified]: McKinsey and Company, 2023

Physical description: 9 p.

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On title page: Redesigning care models through intentional delegation and potential tech enablement can free up nurses' time

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 152.567

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