Even before the pandemic, physicians and other healthcare workers were facing burnout. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General recently reported that 54% of doctors and nurses were experiencing burnout before COVID-19, with nearly 66% of nurses considering resigning.
While both men and women healthcare workers are experiencing burnout, women – who often assumed more childcare responsibilities during the pandemic – have been the most impacted. According to Doximity’s 2021 Physician Compensation Report, 25% of surveyed women physicians reported they have considered early retirement due to COVID overwork.