40% of physicians plan to leave their employer. Here's how to retain them: AMA

Between 2021 and 2022, 40% of physicians polled in a survey from the American Medical Association said they had interest in leaving their current organization within two years.

The AMA has identified addressing the driving forces behind burnout as one of the key methods to making physicians feel more valued in the workplace, in turn increasing retention.

Here are three strategies the AMA has identified as ways to address burnout among physicians and encourage them to stay in their positions:

  1. Practices and organizations should be smart with their use of technology, including introducing new technology to reduce the burden of electronic health records.
  2. Practices and organizations should focus on supporting physicians in their jobs, which the AMA describes as "letting doctors be doctors."
  3. Practices and organizations should encourage teamwork to alleviate additional pressure on physicians.

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