Implications of an aging registered nurse workforce.

  title={Implications of an aging registered nurse workforce.},
  author={Peter Buerhaus and Douglas O. Staiger and David I. Auerbach},
  volume={283 22},
CONTEXT The average age of registered nurses (RNs), the largest group of health care professionals in the United States, increased substantially from 1983 to 1998. No empirically based analysis of the causes and implications of this aging workforce exists. OBJECTIVES To identify and assess key sources of changes in the age distribution and total supply of RNs and to project the future age distribution and total RN workforce up to the year 2020. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective cohort… CONTINUE READING
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