Thirty-six percent of physicians have considered early retirement in the last year, according to "Back From Burnout: Confronting the Post-pandemic Physician Turnover Crisis"," an October report from the Medical Group Management Association and Jackson Physician Search.
The report is based on a survey conducted in August 2022 of 326 physicians and healthcare administrators
Here are actions considered by physicians over the last year, according to the report:
Leaving to work for a new healthcare employer: 51 percent
Leaving the practice of medicine, but still working in a different environment: 41 percent
Early retirement: 36 percent
Other: 16 percent
None of the above: 23 percent