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Healthcare Innovations Highlights Insights from a New Jackson Physician Search Survey

Healthcare Innovation
February 24, 2021

Is Healthcare on the Verge of a Physician Turnover Epidemic?

A new survey gathered insights from physicians and healthcare administrators on a variety of employment-related issues.

The impact of COVID-19 on front-line healthcare staff will likely be felt for years, and the findings from a recent survey of physicians bring up a key question: is the healthcare industry on the verge of a physician turnover epidemic?

The survey, conducted by Jackson Physician Search, a national physician recruitment firm, included responses from 400 physicians across a range of specialties, and from 86 healthcare administrators from throughout the U.S. The study revealed several insightful findings, including:

  • Nearly 70 percent said they are actively disengaged from their employers. Interestingly, when administrators were asked the same question, they said only 35 percent of their physicians felt this way.
  • 54 percent of physicians surveyed said COVID-19 has changed their employment plans.

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