Does a 'shadow workforce' of inactive nurses exist?

School of Business Administration, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA.
Nursing economic$ (Impact Factor: 0.8). 01/2006; 24(5):231-7, 227; quiz 238.
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The entire population of inactive nurses in Vermont was surveyed to determine if a "shadow workforce" exists. The notion that large numbers of nurses are available to return to work is not supported by this study. Desirable benefits for those wishing to return are discussed.

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