Burned Out: Is Your State Full of Overworked Doctors and Nurses?
From MedicalHealthCarePlans.com, August 28, 2017
Let’s face it—doctors and nurses have a tough job. Primary care doctors, specialists, and nurses take the most responsibility for our well-being, but despite high public esteem for those in the medical field, many physicians feel burned out. Could a reason for burnout be the fact that, in many areas in the United States, there are far more people than health care professionals?* And could living in states with fewer doctors and nurses affect the care you receive? These are the questions we wanted to find answers to, so we set out to learn more….
Top 10 states with overworked nurses
Despite being ranked as one of the best states for well-being, Hawaii’s 2,721 nurses are the most overworked in the nation. There are just 1.9 nurses for every 1,000 people in a state with 1,431,603 citizens. We wonder how Hawaiian nurses find time to eat with that much work to do. But there is a bright spot for nurses in the the Aloha state—these nurses live in one of the most beautiful states in the country!
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