One-quarter of clinicians considering leaving healthcare

Twenty-five percent of physicians, nurses, and advanced practice providers are considering switching careers, according to a recent survey conducted by Bain & Company.

Of those considering leaving healthcare, 89% cited burnout as the main reason. Surveyed clinicians reported often feeling worn out at the end of the workday (63%), feeling as if they don’t have time and energy for family and friends during leisure time (51%), and feeling exhausted in the morning at the thought of another day at work (38%).

To mitigate clinician burnout, Bain & Company suggested employers routinely assess and address clinician well-being, invest in technology and people to ease administrative burdens, and redesign the clinical operating model.

Beyond burnout, respondents also cited their personal health and safety (41%) and family’s or friends’ health and safety (25%) as reason for wanting to switch careers.

Source: Bain & Company

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