shortage


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shortage

A paucity of personnel or product.

shortage

See Baby shortage, Blood shortage, Manpower shortage.
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However, skills shortages have the potential to severely limit companies' growth, hinder productivity and damage employee morale at a critical time.
In addition, 73% of respondents reported that the shortages affected patient care or outcomes, reported Dr.
In contrast to this study, though, our meropenem drug costs were lower during the shortage period.
More information on drug shortages is available on the FDA's web site at http://www.
There is no shortage of television you would rather not be watching,
Their competitiveness is compromised by the shortage of skilled professionals in the local labor market.
RESOLVED, That the Tennessee Nurses Association seek collaboration with the Tennessee Action Coalition, the Tennessee Hospital Association, and the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives to strengthen collaboration between academic institutions and practice environments that will support ongoing, jointly developed strategies to reduce nursing clinician and faculty shortages, and be it further
The FDA is releasing a strategic plan called for in the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012 to improve the agency's response to imminent or existing shortages and for longer-term approaches for addressing the underlying causes of drug shortages.
As with any drug shortage, SLD shortages can contribute to adverse outcomes such as delays and interruptions in treatment, the need to use potentially less effective treatment regimens, prolonged infectiousness and increased transmission of drug-resistant TB in the community, the further development of drug resistance, and worse outcomes for patients (7).
org/DrugShortages, and had begun collaborating with drug companies to obtain products in shortage for its members.
In the next nine years, the shortage will reach 5,581, according to projections by the Nebraska Center for Nursing.
The earlier doctors, suppliers, and the FDA are able to communicate a potential drug shortage, the better equipped they will be to respond and prevent a disruption in supply from occurring.