Members of Congress are talking about looking into the staffing challenges hospitals currently face.

Those challenges include staff – especially but not exclusively nurses – leaving their jobs, citing burnout or difficult working conditions; staff shortages caused by illnesses, often COVID-related; and the fast-rising costs of temporary or travel nurses needed to replace missing staff and the financial burden that is placing on some hospitals.

Some members of Congress are considering acting on these challenges; others want the administration to do so.

Learn more about the staffing challenges facing hospitals today and possible public policy tools for addressing those challenges in the Healthcare Dive article “Hospital leaders, Congress mull fixes to current staffing woes.”