Turnover and burnout are high for healthcare workers, according to data. Among some recent key findings:
- Overall hospital turnover was 19.1% in 2018, an 18.2% increase over 2017.
- Only about 57% of healthcare workers are engaged with their jobs.
- 13% of healthcare employees are either actively disengaged or openly hostile.
- 44% of nurses worry that patient care will suffer because they are tired.
- Physician burnout adds about $4.6 billion a year to healthcare costs in the U.S.
Experts say there are a few steps healthcare organizational leaders can take to reduce stress and burnout and stop the revolving door of employees:
- Recognize achievements.
- Give workers a purpose.
- Provider opportunities for employees to relax.
- Create a positive culture.