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By Angie Stewart for Becker’s Hospital Review
Most healthcare executives believe burnout is negatively impacting their organization and don’t think enough is being done about it, according to a Witt/Kieffer survey.
Witt/Kieffer surveyed nearly 350 healthcare executives to evaluate how burnout affects healthcare leader retainment and advancement.
- Overall, 79 percent of respondents said burnout is hurting their organization. All respondents with less than five years of experience said burnout has negative organizational consequences.
- In addition, 79 percent of participants said they don’t think their organization is doing enough to reduce or prevent executive burnout.
- Burnout could cause 51 percent of executive respondents to leave their current position.
- Seventy-five percent of respondents said they’ve seen colleagues leave the healthcare industry entirely due to burnout.
- Due to their workload, 65 percent of participants said they never or rarely take all of their vacation days.