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Hospital Mass Layoffs Taper in November
The nation's hospitals reported six "mass layoffs" of 50 or more employees in November, down considerably...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals Still a Job-Creation Machine
Hospitals are subject to many of the forces that have battered the rest of the economy. But, as a job creation...
University of North Texas regents OK plan for med school
The vision of an M.D. school in Fort Worth took another big step Thursday when the University of North Texas regents...
Web Exclusive: Will Broke Boomers Help Healthcare Staffing Needs?
The nation's projected shortage of healthcare workers will be somewhat alleviated in the coming years because many Baby...
Do hospitalists improve hospital stays or increase risk?
In this Wall Street Journal blog entry, Sarah Rubenstein notes that with primary-care doctors more frazzled than ever...
Making room for 'Dr. Nurse'
As the shortage of primary-care physicians mounts, more than 200 nursing schools have established or plan to launch...
Line between physician assistants and nurse practitioners may be blurring
Both nurse practitioners and physician assistants can be found everywhere in healthcare-related facilities--in medical...
Lack of neurosurgeons forces Florida medical center to divert trauma victims
A shortage of neurosurgeons at St. Petersburg, FL-based Bayfront Medical Center has prompted emergency workers to take...
Shortage of surgeons pinches U.S. hospitals
In the 1980s and 1990s U.S. medical schools put a cap on enrollments, believing that managed healthcare, among other...
Neurosurgeons scarce in Florida due to legal climate
Around much of Florida, neurosurgeons are becoming increasingly scarce. They pay the highest rates for malpractice...