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Pandemic drove 334,000 physicians, nurses, others out of the workforce: Study

Posted On: Nov. 3, 2022 10:23 AM CST

Nearly 334,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other clinicians left the workforce in 2021 due to retirement, burnout and pandemic-related stressors, according to new data, reports Fierce Healthcare. Physicians experienced the largest loss, with 117,000 professionals leaving the workforce in 2021, followed by nurse practitioners, with 53,295 departures, and physician assistants, with 22,704 departures.