Surgeon General Issues Holistic Advisory On Workforce Burnout

By Bridget Early / May 23, 2022 at 7:04 PM
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s new advisory on burnout in the health care workforce calls for an all-hands effort to protect and support health care workers as the sector scrambles to reduce providers’ retirements and resignations in the face of a looming vacancy crisis. Murthy’s advisory says over half a million nurses are on track to retire by the end of the year, bringing the current shortage of 150,000 nurses up to 1.1 million in the next five years. A shortage...

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