Surgeon general: Burnout has many health care workers ‘in crisis’

CHICAGO — The escalating prevalence of burnout among U.S. health care providers poses “a real threat” to public health, the U.S. surgeon general told ASCO Annual Meeting attendees.“Many of our health care workers are in crisis,” Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, said during the meeting’s opening ceremony. “We have burnout rates that have gone through the roof. We have people in medicine and nursing who are talking about leaving the profession in greater numbers than they ever have. It presents a real threat to public health of our country.”Read More