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October 21, 2022

Study Aims to Help Staff Burnout Rates

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has reported high burnout rates among healthcare workers in the United States, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Mental Health America (MHA) surveyed 1,119 healthcare workers from June-September 2020, and 93% of them reported experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, and 76% reported exhaustion and burnout. NAM has released a National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being to prevent burnout that can apply in long-term care settings. The Plan calls on healthcare leaders, government, payers, and other actors to work together to increase mental health support for healthcare workers, create positive work and learning environments, address compliance and regulatory barriers for daily work, and more.

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