The Mullan Institute COVID-19 State Workforce Estimator was covered in MedPage Today. Read More.
Stat News mentioned the Mullan Institute COVID-19 State Workforce Estimator in their daily Morning Rounds update. Read More.
Mullan Institute Visting Professor and Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Leana Wen, was named Hospital Hero by U.S. News and World Report for her efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Dr. Wen has been visible throughout the pandemic, appearing on cable news and writing for The Washington Post on topics like how people can minimize their risk of infection now that businesses are reopening. Wen and other public health leaders outside of government have accused the Trump administration of disregarding medical expertise throughout the U.S. response to COVID-19. With little cohesion among states, she has stepped up to help Americans make sense of the crisis.
The purpose of the State Hospital Workforce Deficit Estimator is to help states and the federal government gauge the demand for health care professionals under different scenarios of COVID 19 infection rates and attrition. Attrition refers to the loss of health care workers due to illness, childcare or other reasons, such as burnout. The estimator allows state and federal policymakers to plan for looming spikes in COVID-19 cases and prepare by developing surge staffing plans, implementing emergency licensing for inactive health personnel, and/or recruiting from other states and the federal health workforce, among other measures.
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A recent pressed release from Medical Xpress: A hospital workforce estimator developed by the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) finds 11 states with surging COVID-19 rates are currently at risk of straining their supply of intensivists, doctors who are trained to work in intensive care units (ICU). Two states are already facing shortages in these highly trained doctors, according to a weekly update by the Mullan Institute. Read More.