9 physician workforces updates from January

From provider burnout to physicians leaving their positions, here are nine workforce updates that Becker's reported on in January:

  1. Nearly half of physicians said increasing compensation was the No. 1 solution that could address burnout in the healthcare space.
  2. Twenty-six percent of physicians are thinking of exploring careers outside of medicine.
  3. Job burnout is the leading factor fueling depression among physicians.
  4. Emergency medicine is the most burnt-out physician specialty.
  5. Excessive bureaucratic tasks are the most prominent cause of physician burnout.
  6. Sixty-three percent of physicians said they experienced colloquial depression while another 27% reported clinical depression.
  7. Minnesota is the state with the best healthcare for physician retirees.
  8. Seventy percent of physicians said they worked during vacation or while taking time off to handle patient-related tasks.
  9. Forty percent of physicians said they had interest in leaving their current organization within two years.

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