How the Healthcare Staff Shortage Affects Rural America

From Healthcare in America:

According to recent reports by CNN, a staggering 2.3 million new healthcare workers will be needed by 2025 in order to handle the correlating rising tide of demand, much of which will be created by the rapidly aging baby boomer population.

But if one digs a bit deeper, an even bigger problem emerges. A majority of places in the United States that lack an adequate number of healthcare professionals are located in rural areas. The epidemic has grown to such astounding proportions that the National Rural Health Association has gone so far as to declare the problem a “health care crisis with no end in sight.

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