11 states at risk of straining interventionist supply amid COVID-19, estimator finds

Kelly Gooch –
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

2 states deal with a shortfall of doctors providing care in intensive care systems, referred to as interventionists, while 11 others are at threat of straining their supply, according to a July 23 upgrade of the Mullan Institute State Hospital Workforce Deficit Estimator.


The estimator utilizes the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation COVID-19 need design, American Hospital Association 2018 medical facility survey data, CMS information, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics, and information from the 2018 National Sample Survey of signed up nurses. More information about the methodology is offered here

The estimator, established by The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., shows Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and Washington state are at danger of straining their interventionist supply, with less than 50 percent of intensivists are offered after satisfying the needs of COVID-19 clients. Arizona and Texas face a shortfall of interventionists, with COVID-19 clients needing care from more than 100 percent of the intensivists in those states.

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