We were not surprised that 83% of respondents — who are clinicians, clinical leaders, and health care executives — call clinician burnout a “serious” or “moderate” problem in their organizations. That could be considered a slight improvement from the findings of our fall 2016 survey on burnout, when 96% of Insights Council members said physician burnout was a serious or moderate issue. It is clear, however, that the problem remains prevalent.

This most recent survey also finds burnout a major concern for registered nurses (78% say it is a serious or moderate problem), advanced practice nurses (64%), clinical leaders (56%), and health care executives (42%). ….more