Hospital Contract Labor: Where Has It Been and Who Is Using It?
In this paper, Busi Akanbi and Greg Russo analyze the use of contract labor in short-term acute care hospitals, rural primary care hospitals, and children’s hospitals. They analyze how the utilization of contract labor differs between different types of hospitals (e.g., urban versus rural, hospitals with different numbers of beds, etc.). The first section of the paper describes trends in the contract labor market over the past several years. The second section of the paper explains the types of hospitals that rely upon contract labor.