Workforce Shortage Found in Critical Care Medicine

Current medical and nursing training programs are not producing a sufficient number of qualified critical care physicians and nurses to meet the projected medical needs of the U.S. population, says the Critical Care Workforce Partnership, a coalition of four professional societies. If the trend continues, the Partnership adds, a severe shortage of critical care specialists will occur by 2007, and worsen until at least 2030. The shortages, first found in a study published in the Journal of the

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