Report Finds 1 in 5 Physicians Plan to Quit or Reduce Practice in Next Two Years
A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovation, Quality & Outcomes found that one in five physicians say it is likely they will leave their current practice within two years. Meanwhile, about one in three doctors and other health professionals say they intend to reduce work hours in the next 12 months, according to recently published survey research.
Researchers based their findings on more than 20,000 respondents at 124 institutions across the country. They found that burnout, workload, fear of infection, anxiety or depression due to COVID-19, and the number of years in practice were associated with intent to reduce work hours or leave.
To researchers’ surprise, COVID-19 load by county was not associated with intent to reduce work hours or leave current practice.
To access the article, see here: https://www.mcpiqojournal.org/article/S2542-4548(21)00126-0/fulltext