Like other sectors, the caregiving economy is facing a troubling “post-pandemic” reality: crippling burnout and critical shortages.
According to a recent Hospital I.Q. survey of RNs across the country, low pay and difficult working conditions are causing 9 in 10 nurses to contemplate quitting – many experiencing high rates of depression. More on the care burnout crisis.
Analysis of Medicare cost found staffing levels at HCA hospitals are about 30% below the national average.
A January 2022 survey of over 1,500 frontline nurses and other healthcare workers at HCA facilities revealed that low staffing is causing exhaustion and burnout among caregivers. A nurse’s testimony on HCA’s staffing crisis.