Advisory Board March 23, 2023

With burnout among healthcare workers growing to “crisis” levels, health systems are now investing more in mental health and wellness programs to help their employees reduce stress and improve overall retention, Lauren Berryman writes for Modern Healthcare.

Healthcare workers are still facing high burnout

According to Gail Gazelle, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, healthcare workers have been facing pressures, such as burnout and labor shortages, for years now — but the COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated these problems.

“The pandemic has really accelerated levels of burnout and levels, sadly, of depression, anxiety, suicidality in physicians, and physicians leaving the workforce prematurely,” Gazelle said.

In a July 2022 survey from Bain, 25% of clinicians said they were considering switching careers,...

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