Shortage of nurses, docs hurts CR staff hiring, retention rates

January 2009
Clinical Trials Administrator;Jan2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
The article talks about the short supply of physicians, researchers, and nurses in the U.S., as of January 2009. A testimony at a U.S. Senate committee on health, education, labor, and pensions meeting explained the implication of underfunding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for young physicians and scientists. Two main reasons for the increasing hiring problems according to Ramesh Gunawardena are cited. According to the experts, clinical research (CR) directors can improve their staffing problems by working harder to retain employees.


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