Nurses, physicians agree on solutions to reduce burnout

Nurses and physicians agree improving staffing and aligning leadership with staff are the best solutions for reducing burnout, according to a KLAS Arch Collaborative report. Hospital leaders should be amenable to increasing their workforce and bolstering recruitment and hiring strategies. CEOs also should create practice environments where nurses and physicians feel heard and cared for. Not addressing concerns alienates workers and increases turnover. In addition, nurses expressed a desire for higher pay, while physicians wanted improved electronic health record efficiency. Reducing workload by leveraging technology and improving benefits could help to reduce burnout, according to the report. The report surveyed more than 32,000 nurses and 20,000 physicians between January 2022 and August 2023. (HealthLeaders Media article, 2/22/24)