The cost of clinician burnout

For many health care organizations, retaining talented, engaged employees is a challenge, as many suffer from a lack of joy in their work. Studies have shown that clinician burnout is very common. Negative consequences of burnout include increased turnover — which leads to higher costs associated with recruiting and onboarding new clinicians — and increased risk to the quality of care delivered.



A long-term risk for health care

To thrive, organizations must create an inclusive culture by eliminating disparities and
divisions in the workforce.

As part of this effort, it is important that organizations create structures and systems that enable
providers to work at the top of their licenses, which improves patient access and increases
employee engagement.

1 Reith T. P. Burnout in United States healthcare professionals: A narrative review. Cureus. 2018;10(12), e3681. doi:10.7759/cureus.3681
2 Trends and implications with nursing engagement. PRC website. Published March 2019. Accessed August 2019.


Over one half of physicians experience symptoms of burnout1


Nurses are “unengaged”2


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