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Primary care physician turnover leads to almost $980M in excess healthcare costs

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Primary care physician turnover leads to almost $980M in excess healthcare costs

Turnover costs almost $1B per year

In this Healthcare Finance article you'll learn about:
  • Nearly one billion dollars in annual excess healthcare expenditures are due to turnover of primary care physicians. Work-related burnout is a significant driver of those costs.

  • Public and private payers bear most of these excess healthcare costs, which total $979 million per year. The pandemic is taking a toll on the mental and emotional wellbeing of physicians.

  • Critical care, rheumatology and infectious disease specialists ranked among the highest in reporting burnout. Only 49% of physicians said they were happy in 2020, down from 69% pre-pandemic.

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