Common Causes of Staff Shortages in Healthcare


Staffing shortages can impair healthcare operations, reducing reliable patient care. It is also one of the reasons the demand for qualified healthcare professionals keeps increasing every year, especially following the recent pandemic.

We offer staffing services in Richmond Hill, New York, to help healthcare providers address staffing shortages and vacancies. They could also reduce the risk of shortages and vacancies by knowing and understanding the common causes of staff shortages in healthcare. Notable causes include:

  • Healthcare Burnout
    One of the main causes of staffing shortages in healthcare is burnout, which was highlighted during the recent pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on many healthcare workers forcing them to take a break or find other career options. We offer healthcare staffing in New York to help providers fill temporary vacancies and help their healthcare workers take time to rest and avoid burnout.
  • Poor Compensation
    Another main cause of shortages and absenteeism is poor compensation. Many healthcare workers feel overworked, underpaid, and underappreciated. Healthcare providers can prevent this by providing enticing benefits, opportunities for career growth, and adequate pay.
  • Poor Work-Life Balance
    Healthcare can be a very demanding career path, but healthcare workers also have activities they enjoy doing after work. Poor-work life balance can cause healthcare professionals to reconsider their career choices. Healthcare providers can prevent this by properly managing their employee’s schedules.

We can help you fill your care teams with our medical staffing services. Call AMERISTAR STAFFING INC. at 347-829-3890 for more information.

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