The global healthcare staffing market size is likely to reach USD 48.6 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period, based on a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The rising demand for temporary nursing staff especially due to growing geriatric population is boosting the scope for these services across the world.
In 2010, the Association of American Medical Colleges estimated that U.S. might face a shortfall of 150,000 doctors during the next 10-15 years. In August 2019, the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) stated that 90% of the U.S. healthcare facilities use locum tenens providers and over 50,000 physicians work on locum tenens projects every year. The increasing number of physicians choosing to work as locum tenens is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period.
Furthermore, the hospitals are forced to reduce the staff and implement policies for ensuring the availability of nurses upon an increase in the workload, in response to the pressure of costs. Due to high penetration of the market, there is the availability of healthcare staff during emergencies, thereby driving the market growth.
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By service, the market has been segmented into travel nurse, per diem nurse, locum tenens, and allied healthcare, out of which, the travel nurse segment dominated the market in terms of revenue share in 2019
Locum tenens are anticipated to witness a significant growth rate over the forecast period owing to rising number of physicians opting to work as locum tenens and due to the cost-effectiveness to the providers
North America held a majority of the market share in 2019 due to shortage of skilled professionals in the region, local presence of several market players, and overall growth in geriatric population
Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest growth rate over the forecast period due to increasing awareness regarding contract staffing, promising economic outlook, and increasing investments by various market players
Some of the key players operating in the healthcare staffing market are AMN Healthcare; Envision Healthcare Corporation; Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.; CHG Management, Inc.; inVentiv Health; Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.; TeamHealth; Adecco Group; and Almost Family.
Grand View Research has segmented the global healthcare staffing market based on service type and region:
Healthcare Staffing Service Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Travel Nurse Staffing
Per Diem Nurse Staffing
Locum Tenens Staffing
Allied Healthcare Staffing
Healthcare Staffing Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Middle East & Africa
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