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New White Paper Examines Growing Need for CRNAs

October 21, 2019

New White Paper Examines Growing Need for CRNAs

By Phillip Miller


Each year, Merritt Hawkins releases a report tracking data from the search engagements we conducted over the previous 12 months.


Our 2019 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives includes a list of the 20 medical and advanced practice specialties for which we received the most recruiting requests. This “top 20” list provides a key indicator of which types of doctors and advanced practice professionals are in the most demand. For the 13th consecutive year, family medicine was at the top of the list, followed by psychiatry, which was second for the fourth year in a row.  


The 2019 Review also shows that for the first time since 2009, both anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) were among our top 20 most requested type of searches. The number of CRNA searches we were engaged to conduct more than doubled year-over-year while the number of anesthesiologist searches grew by about 80%. 


The fact that both anesthesiologists and CRNAs were on the list confirms the growing demand for anesthesia providers nationwide. 


What is driving demand for CRNAs, how many are there, what are they paid and what are the best strategies for recruiting them?


These questions are addressed in a new Merritt Hawkins’ white paper entitled, CRNA Supply, Demand and Recruiting Trends. The white paper includes a review of CRNA history and scope of practice, identifies demographic and other trends driving demand for CRNAs, and includes recommendations for how best to recruit them.


It is a timely resource that hospitals, medical groups, and other healthcare facilities can use to enhance their knowledge of CRNA market trends and to more effectively recruit these in-demand practitioners. You can download your copy of the white paper here


Phillip Miller is Vice President of Communications for Merritt Hawkins and Staff Care, companies of AMN Healthcare. He can be reached at phil.miller@merritthawkins.com;


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