Giant sucking sound (III)

Giant sucking sound (III)

New Orleans has fewer than a quarter of the number of staffed hospital beds it had before Katrina, according to the Associated Press. Lots of people left town after the Hurricane. Doctors and nurses –with plenty of professional opportunities elsewhere– have less reason to come back than most people. Expect health care staffing shortages to be a drag on New Orleans rebuilding indefinitely.

See Giant sucking sound and Giant sucking sound (II) for earlier thoughts on the topic.

March 31, 2006

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