Survey of physicians reveals staff shortages by practice type

More employed physicians are reporting staff shortages than independent physicians,  according to the Physicians Foundation's "2022 Survey of America's Physicians," released Nov. 15. 

The Physicians Foundation surveyed 1,501 physicians from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. 

Here is the percentage of physicians who reported shortages across practice types:

 

 

Employed physicians

Independent physicians

Registered nurses

92 percent

81 percent

Nursing assistants

89 percent

78 percent

Licensed clinical social workers

87 percent

74 percent

Physicians

87 percent

74 percent

Licensed practical nurses

87 percent

74 percent

Patient care technicians

85 percent

71 percent

Receptionists & administrative assistants

84 percent

75 percent

Certified nurse specialists

82 percent

67 percent

Laboratory technicians

83 percent

63 percent

Surgical assistants

77 percent 

63 percent

Nurse practitioners

73 percent

59 percent

Physician assistants

73 percent

60 percent

Medical billers and coders

71 percent

64 percent

Certified registered nurse anesthetists

67 percent

58 percent

Transcriptionists

64 percent

49 percent

Certified nurse midwives

63 percent 

47 percent

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