Rural versus urban: Tennessee health administrators’ strategies on recruitment and retention for allied health professionals
There is a growing interest in understanding recruitment, retention, and turnover of allied health professionals considering employment trends and workforce mobility, an increased need to understand the healthcare delivery system, and the dynamic nature of the allied health workforce especially for rural areas. A survey was sent to allied health administrators across a variety of allied health disciplines from the state of Tennessee hospitals in order to gauge opinions on retention and recruitment strategies. Overall successful strategies for recruitment and retention of allied health professionals were reported as well as differences between urban and rural areas, differences among allied health disciplines perceptions of strategy effectiveness, and key strategies for rural allied health recruitment.
Health care management;
0566: Health sciences
0769: Health care management