From provider burnout to physicians leaving their positions, here are nine workforce updates that Becker's reported on in January:
- Nearly half of physicians said increasing compensation was the No. 1 solution that could address burnout in the healthcare space.
- Twenty-six percent of physicians are thinking of exploring careers outside of medicine.
- Job burnout is the leading factor fueling depression among physicians.
- Emergency medicine is the most burnt-out physician specialty.
- Excessive bureaucratic tasks are the most prominent cause of physician burnout.
- Sixty-three percent of physicians said they experienced colloquial depression while another 27% reported clinical depression.
- Minnesota is the state with the best healthcare for physician retirees.
- Seventy percent of physicians said they worked during vacation or while taking time off to handle patient-related tasks.
- Forty percent of physicians said they had interest in leaving their current organization within two years.