One in 4 Clinicians Want to Leave Healthcare, Citing Burnout. Here's What Providers Can Do to Stem the Tide
A survey by Bain and Company found that around 25% of U.S. clinicians are considering leaving the healthcare field, mainly due to burnout. Around 50% of the nearly 600 respondents reported a decline in their mental health since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those considering leaving health care, 89% cited burnout; around 40% cited a lack of resources, such as effective processes and workflows, supplies, and equipment; and 59% cited inadequate staffing. Net Promoter Scores, which measure their likelihood to recommend their employer, fell to 19 points this year among physicians and to 11 points among nurses. Meanwhile, a survey from the Medical Group Management Association found that 65% of physicians polled are experiencing burnout, and 40% of medical practices saw physicians resign or retire early due to burnout in the past year. Among other things, the Bain and Company survey reported a need for better compensation, support to deliver high-quality patient care, more manageable workloads, flexible work arrangements, and more clinically focused job responsibilities.
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