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How to prevent the 'Great Resignation' in health care

Health care was experiencing high levels of burnout and staffing shortages, even before COVID spread across the world. And it's only gotten worse. But how do we prevent, or at least slow, the 'Great Resignation' in health care?

We believe we have to engineer relationships back into health care. That all participants --patients, clinicians, and administrators-- need to be seen as humans and connect with each other on that level. That trust, communication, and empathy are vital tools to help us process and improve our experiences.

We recently read 'Great Resignation' hits health care hard as physician burnout persists, published in RevCycle Intelligence, and the survey findings they report on support our beliefs:

  • A high percentage of nurses, physicians, and other providers are reporting burnout

  • Addressing clinician burnout will reduce turnover, which costs organizations money and reduces positive patient outcomes

  • Improving the physician workforce experience could prevent nearly half of physicians from leaving an organization for another employer

  • Two-way communication with management and administrators is cited by physicians as the most important factor in keeping them satisfied in their current position

We need clinicians. Without them, our health care system cannot function. Without them, patient outcomes plummet. The time is now to support our health care workforce.

Learn more about 3rd Conversation events and how they can help your organization build relationships, process Covid, and improve your overall culture.


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